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Susanne Reffert | IPMU | Japan

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CERN and Surroundings

Meyrin, seen across the fields

Meyrin, seen across the fields

It’s good to be back at CERN again, it’s a good place for work. As usual, we had fruitful discussions with people here.
For once, we are not staying in the CERN hostel (it was fully booked because summer is a really busy period here). Instead, we are staying in nearby Meyrin, and are discovering for the first time the local beauties during evening strolls. The hot and humid Japanese summer has really taught me to appreciate summer in Switzerland! This week, every day has been sunny, but still it’s pleasantly fresh. After six years away from Switzerland, I am now rediscovering the local bird songs, the rustling of wheat fields in the wind and the smell of Swiss summer meadows. When I lived in Switzerland, I did not particularly appreciate these things, but coming back from abroad, I am experiencing everything in a different way now.
At the moment, Meyrin is a big construction site. But once they are done, there will be a direct tram line from the train station of Geneva to CERN! The tram will take people also directly to the University of Geneva, which will surely help in creating synergies.

Soon, we’ll be off to Amsterdam, crossing our fingers that it won’t be too rainy.

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