Today it’s exactly twelve years that I have my CERN account :)
I first got it on 8 March 2005 when starting my internship in the high-energy-physics group at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, thereby laying the foundation of all that came afterwards … great people, great physics, great places … looking forward to more of all :)
Based on the submission date of the Letter of Intend, 1 October 1992, the ATLAS Experiment will turn 25 years this autumn and I will have the pleasure to organise a live event on the actual birthday as well as an internal celebration during the Bratislava ATLAS Week in October … while getting caught in this, I noticed that, based on this calculation, I have been with ATLAS for half of its life (and a third of mine) by then.
The kids recently expressed increased interest in a piggy bank … Erik was happy with an actual pig, Karla wanted something slightly more unconventional … a tree!?
Their wish is my command … today we finished the piggy-bank tree :)
Getting ready for Erik’s Pirate Party next week …
here’s some of the props I made for the obligatory treasure hunt.
Seem familiar? Yes, you’re right … Threepwood et al.
Let’s see how the kids (who won’t recognise anything) like it …