Kiwi Particle Physicist

April 20, 2006

Home Again

Just finished on-call shift this afternoon. I had one 5:00 AM wakeup from the guy on the experimental shift, he thought some of the data was funny, but it was nothing to worry about. Also had a bit of excitement when I got called out to fix a computer that wasn’t responding. Eventually a reboot got it going again, but we lost about 30 minutes of valuable data. Overall it wasn’t too bad, especially for just after a restart.

I’m back in Kyoto at the moment, and leave again tomorrow lunchtime to go on a field trip with uni. Every year in April a handful of professors take the first year bachelor’s students on an overnight field trip to SPring-8 (Japan’s highest energy synchrotron radiation facility) and the Harima Observatory. This year they asked the first year doctor’s course students to come along to help, and to talk to the undergrads about our research. Looking forward to it. It will be a nice change of scenery.

Will try and write on Saturday evening after we get back. In the meantime, I’ve got an analysis meeting tomorrow morning before we set off which I have to study for.

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