Today we finally got to celebrate ATLAS’ 25th anniversary.
After many meetings, lots of preparation and with a great team, we managed to publish six very nice, short videos about various aspects of the ATLAS experiment and collaboration on Facebook live. Already by now, we got about 4000 views on these videos.
Luckily we also had some time for a beautiful and tasty ATLAS-CMS birthday chocolate cake in between.
Staying at Maria Laach – not as a student – apparently implies having one very nice dinner in a very nice restaurant. Supposedly, it’s been a tradition for more than 15 years now, which started with good old Father Athanasius, who was a known connoisseur.
So last Wednesday, all organiser, speakers and group leaders went to Gourmet Wagner in Mayen, to eat a special “13 TeV dinner”. According to the menu, it should have featured 13 courses, one for each TeV in centre-of-mass energy in the LHC, though it seems we were still in 2012, as we only got 8 courses!?
The staff seemed a bit unrelaxed, especially after I asked them about a juice menu (yes it exists, e.g. at Noma), and also the interior was quite posh … anyways, it was really nice food :)
Since I’m at it … the weekend before I had a very nice late lunch at the Hammesmühle, close to Mayen. Not as pricy and posh, but extremely nice food … I had escargots, venison steak and a lovely desert composition.
1 May and five great reasons to celebrate, so it was time for a nice dinner in town :)
It ended up being Schuhbeck’s restaurant at Platzl in the centre of Munich.
Quite a nice menu, certainly a great evening, but – maybe deserved – still miles away from out visit to Noma almost four years ago. Anyways, we had great time :)
There’s a first time for everything … today, for the first time, I had the pleasure to buy a fitted kitchen. Well pleasure is maybe exaggerated, excitement might fit better. The design phase had its ups and downs, the shopping part was easy, the paying was tough, currently I am simply waiting … and that’s boring in a empty apartment. If all works out (and let’s hope it does), I should have all parts in my apartment today and someone put them together on Wednesday morning (together with the guy hooking me up to the internet).
And by the way, if you are wondering what to do about our birthdays … we are restarting our furniture sponsorship programme ;)
[Update 06.04.14] In fact I got everything except the door handles :|