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... to go on Friday and see a little bit more of the "behind the scenes," thanks to Tara Hughes, the wonderful mother of my roommate at BC/soulmate, Betsy Hughes. Mrs. Hughes introduced me on Facebook to her friend, Winnie Romeril, who was recently deployed by the WHO to Sierra Leone as the spokesperson on Ebola. Winnie is in Geneva until Tuesday, essentially debriefing and "discharging" from the WHO (she's not actually a full-time employee but ...
... also, which is measured to find the particles' energy, and therefore mass according to Einstein's theory of relativity. This is their genius way of working out the characteristics of particular particles that make up sub-atomic particles, and thus contributed to the formation of the universe.
We got to go ...
... it was yesterday (although, to be fair, it was much earlier in the morning) so I'm almost glad that I should be spending most of my time indoors today.
First stop was CERN - The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, also the home to the largest digicam in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Getting there was pretty easy, takes less than half hour from the central train station, Gare Cornavin. First thing I saw was the Globe of Science ...
... br> 10. No grass is too short. Lots of grass is too tall.
11. When working with a blacksmith to shoe a horse, wear a breathing mask. The smell of burning hoof is foul.
11. Spring for the 10 hours of wireless on the European train system. It's 10 euros well spent if you're traveling a lot.
12. Some things are more beautiful in the rain.
13. Kuchen and Kuhe, despite their near identical pronunciation, are not, in fact, the same word.
Well we've had a wonderful time with Raymond and Bernadette here along the French and Suisse border. Raymond was so nice to pick us up from the airport and show us around for our first few days. We headed up into the Alps and it felt like a clip from right out of the Sound of Music movie. You were able to see the top of Mont Blanc and the view was magnificent. We also met some hikers along a trail who were very pleasant. The Alps were covered in farms and cute little ...