Last week I spent some time in Anzere, Switzerland at a small collaboration workshop looking at Exoplanet Atmospheres. We discussed things from stellar variability, to transmission spectra, and model atmospheres.
Like all workshops/conferences/meetings there are some things that you really learn so I thought I would compile some of them for you here. I have also added some of the Pictures I took as it was a truly beautiful place.
- Sierre is close to Anzere as the crow flies, but we have no crow.
- The Swiss really like their cheese.
- Even if. Correct that. Especially if you have submitted a paper we can find new things to change/throw a spanner in the works.
Before I badly hurt my knee
- Skiing is a dangerous sport, if you are me, but that won't stop you from trying.
- Our solutions aren't perfect, they are just better than yours.
- Cheap Swiss Co-Op beer is okay to drink if it is three times cheaper than the good stuff.
- In Englishman, Irishman, Scotsman jokes, the French always loose.
- Even if it is beautiful outside the curtains will be closed so that science can happen.
- The jokes stop when you find out the kids throwing the rocks are from your country.
And last but not least,
It is not personal, it's SCIENCE!
|The view from the chalet in Anzere, Switzerland after a night of snow.|