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To Boulder go where many have gone before

June 14th, 2009 by ben

Well, I’ve moved to a new place once again. In the last year I’ve lived in Switzerland, New York, and now Boulder. And overall, I have to say that Boulder is by far the best place to live. I’ve taken up residence in the basement of JILA working in Jun Ye‘s Strontium lab. The people are really nice, and the work is totally badass. I’m still not one hundred percent sure what specific project in the strontium lab I’ll be assigned to. But if its up to me I’d like to be on Sr3…the aptly named new 3D Strontium system. I believe that this experiment is really going to explode with results in the next year and I’m really excited to measure the impossible with any luck.

In a few weeks, once I have my bearings in lab I’ll write up a post on either a) what we are doing in lab (which I think is hush-hush at the moment) or b) how an optical clock works.  For now though I want to tell you a little bit about Boulder and why it is so awesome.

Tamales. Delicious, delicious tamales every weekend at the farmer’s market. I guess I also get to spend a lot of time hanging out with cool people like Ruth and my new lab buddies.

I’m picking up a whole bunch of new things in Boulder though. First off, I bought a cross bike to commute around time, which is actually pretty fun when there are very few hills around. Secondly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the somewhat unseemly time of 7:30 am I will be regularly going rock climbing. Thirdly, I’ve decided that I am going to be super social (see planned concerts and zombie movie nights I will be going to). And lastly, I’ve decided that I am going to learn as much as I can and be bonafide badass by the time I am done at JILA.

It’s going to take a lot to fulfill all those new commitments I am making to myself, but I have no doubt now that I will have fun trying…which wasn’t something I could always say before. I’ll keep you all posted 😉

so let’s be married here today, these rushing waves to bear our witness

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  • 1 ruth Jun 17, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Speaking of hazards, you’d better not forget to buy a ski pass too!