Hi folks! This month I'm in Vancouver at UBC with my Universitas 21 scholarship. I'm doing some tests of General Relativity with Prof. Ingrid Stairs (who is well known for being awesome in this field). I've got my own wee office in the Henngings building, 308B, which has unexpected additions such as a blow up palm tree (a frond can be seen in the background of this picture).
Yesterday I gave a talk on my anisotropy work, which went well. The feedback was positive and I was treated to a nice dinner with plenty of leftovers for today :) I also had some interesting conversations with the CMB researchers who objected slightly to my rough estimate of the anisotropy level.. they would prefer more rigour, but wouldn't we all :)
The weather has been, well, rainy. Today it hasn't rained yet, but I'm not holding my breath for any sun. I'll have to wait until I'm in Pasadena for that, which will be tomorrow night!
My next talk is on Friday at Caltech.
Chiara Mingarelli, science lover.