Just returned from our very nice workshop on ‘Searches for long-lived particles at the LHC‘ in Trieste. Three intense days of reports, discussions and new ideas related to searches for exotic long-lived particles at the LHC and beyond, and me having the pleasure to give the closing talk on Friday. Given the tight schedule there was unfortunately not much time to actually see Trieste, but here’s a few impressions …
After a one hour flight and an even longer boat trip from the airport to my hotel / the venue, I finally arrived in Venice yesterday. To be precise, it’s on Lido (long strip of land in the background above) and (sadly) it’s not for holidays, but this year’s EPS HEP conference, which started today.
Summer time, holiday time … this time South Tyrol, with a nice mixture of mountains, rivers, lakes, castles, climbing, funiculars, geocaching, cows, llamas ?!, hiking, relaxing and more. A couple of days on a farm close to Olang and the rest on a campsite in Tisens. Certainly some very nice spots in the area, I guess we’ll be back once the kids are more mobile and have more stamina ;)
Last weekend I went on a little trip to Italy to join in for the wedding party of two friends of mine (greetz to A & A). Along with the party, they scheduled some time for skiing and relaxation.
During last week, I then got the news that the skiing was cancelled due to too little snow on the slopes :(
Two days later I got an update saying that we wont ski because of too much snow on the pistes!?
A state that unfortunately didn’t change until our arrival on Saturday. This also ment that the location for the party and the dinner could not be reached :( But in a glorious re-booking effort they managed to find hotels in the lower village/town and a restaurant to fit all the about sixty people (mostly Italians). After a good night (in cowboy and indians costumes) we finally managed to do some skiing on Sunday before driving back to Geneva, from where I flew back with a two and a half hours delay on Monday morning (thanks for the night and dinner to J & J).
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