Category Archives: Italy

Long-lived particles in Trieste

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 …

 

The Italian wedding trip

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).