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 :)
After spending yet another great time in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, the time has come to say good bye. There have been a few ideas, even fewer possibilities and finally only one decision. And … tada, the next step in my/our life will be the capital of Bavaria, Munich.
The LMU Munich has kindly offered me a position as a lecturer (Akademischer Rat) working on the ATLAS Experiment for the next three years (with the option of six years in total), which I just accepted.
So if all the bureaucracy doesn’t kill me/us on the way and we manage to find a place to stay in time, we’ll be in town by the 1st of April 2014.
When I am done rearranging my web site, the Copenhagen Guest Couch will (hopefully) be transformed into a Munich Guest Couch, of course.
Quite an interesting week(end) that just ended. Besides the follow-up work for the CERN Open Days (deciding in winners, cleaning up, preparing shipments, etc.), I was preparing the Kulturnatten (open days) event of the particle physics group at the Niels Bohr Institute. Unfortunately the central organisation did not spend as much time thinking about the event as we did. Anyways, I think we made the best out of it and it actually went quite well. We had one auditorium with usual stuff like posters, videos and the LEGO models, plus our new self-made cloud chamber, which worked like charm for several hours. I spent almost four hours straight giving talks about ATLAS and more. A fact my voice seems to thank me for now :(
That done, and after only three and a half hours of sleep, we had the 2013 Fotohalbmarathon coming up on Saturday. This year we ended up with in total twelve teams taking part in the end. Some entered late, some had to cancel on short notice. But it’s a nice number, and people seemed to have enjoyed it.
After that, I started preparing my trip to Manchester, which I am going to start in only a few hours. Once more, I had to disassemble and pack the original Copenhagen LEGO model and I will take it on the plane in a bit.
Together with some people from Manchester, I will rebuild it tomorrow and on Wednesday non other than Nobel Prize winner Peter Higgs is going to sign it :)
I am admittedly quite excited :)