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The conference went well, as did my presentation (though as usual, I had the usual stomach pain afterwards reminiscent of a punch to the gut. Eh, nerves). It is possible we have picked up new experimentalist collaborators in Vancouver at a radioactive beam facility, which is very exciting. I learnt quite al lot about nuclear as well as particle physics during the talks, so overall it was a great success.

The afternoons were free for whatever activities, so yesterday I hiked up to the top of Tunnel Mountain; one day I will learn and buy snow shoes; and today I met up with a familiar face in the town of Banff who has a conference in Lake Louise 60km away (see gallery). Highlights were the consumption of cold-cut bison (like pork or fatty beef) and buffalo (smoked so tasting of salami).

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docmatrix
Feb. 19th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Photos are cool, some quite picturesque locations you've got there!

Not to disparage the guy, but is his name really Peiqing Wang? And is it pronounced 'Peeking'? You can see my intrigue....
paulfraser
Feb. 19th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
I think it was more like Pei-ching.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 19th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
big congrats on your presentation - looking forward to hearing all about it. Kx.
theonlyh
Feb. 20th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Loosing my touch
I can’t believe that I actually had to think about why you called this post Buffalo Soldiers :(
(Anonymous)
Feb. 20th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
In Columbus
Hi Paul,

I arrived in Columbus late on Sunday night, and I'm giving my talk at 4pm today (Tues 20). Which would all be well and good, except that I feel like crap, can't sleep at night, and doze off during talks (whose content I really don't understand). I'm no doctor, but I think I've got glandular fever or something similar. Whoopdeedoo.

Anywho, I'll talk to you later.

cheers,
Rob
paulfraser
Feb. 21st, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: In Columbus
I hope the talk went well.

It's no good that you're crook. Maybe it's just the jet lag? If it is glandular, I'll be extra extra careful not to snog you in NYC. Either way, I think it's normal to sleep through boring conference talks.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
Hey Paul!
Hi! It's Allison!

Just sending you a quick msg to fill you in with what you've been missing down here.

Tracey and Tim and now officially Mr and Mrs Stride. Their wedding last week was beautiful but bloody HOT!!! Beach wedding was great...too bad about the really HOT sand!!! I took heaps of photos, everybody looked gorgeous...it was a wonderful day!

Bill's house is now on the market. We've hired a skip and we are spending this weekend chucking stuff out. Fun fun fun! Won't be as hot this weekend as it was last weekend....hopefully!

Must fly...about to leave work....ready to start my weekend...take care!!!

Love,
Allison
paulfraser
Feb. 23rd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey Paul!
Awesome! can you send me pictures? I think I gave you my email address...

I can see Marky saying some crash joke about sand in the underpants with that patented lecherous wolf-face we all love so much.

Enjoy your piffing.

And Mum, if you are reading this, that's exactly what I'm doing with all that ugly serving paraphernalia you are hoarding as soon as you and Dad kick the bucket (hopefully in 50 years, of course).
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