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Frank Simon | MPI for Physics | Germany

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The Sunshine State

EarlyMorning

The curse of jet lag: Waking up at 4 in the morning in some hotel room.

I am in Florida for a few days, for a change… The so-called sunshine state. Right now that does not quite fit, it is still very early in the morning, just after 6 am local… And I can’t sleep. In fact, I’ve already been awake on and off for a few hours. Usually I don’t suffer much from jet lag, let’s see how this trip works out. I’m not really an early riser if I can avoid it, so on trips to the west I usually sleep longer than that… I arrived in Orlando last night from Munich, via Charlotte, and have not seen daylight in Florida yet. But at least there is a palm tree right outside the window of my Motel room, and it is quite warm out, so there is that promise of a pleasant climate. Very attractive, given that fall has really started in Munich two weeks or so ago…

Why am I here? Not for fun, obviously… Although I am hoping to sneak some of that in today. I’m in Orlando for the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, a very big conference on technology in nuclear and particle physics. Here, I am giving a talk about results from the CALICE experiment later in the week. I’m sure it is going to be an exciting conference, with lots of new things to learn about developments in detector technology. And also a chance to meet other Quantum Diarists. I know that Ingrid will be here, anyone else? There will definitely be more about the conference in future posts here…

Well, before I dive into work again, today is (at least almost completely) a day off, and I’m planning to see some of the surroundings… Something that is all too often missing in my trips…

Going tropical: A palm tree outside my window.

Going tropical: A palm tree outside my window.

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