Sunday, December 20, 2009
Year end post
Seems a bit early already for the year end post. But this is because we are going to go away to Hyderabad for the mandatory vacation (how can it be a vacation if it is mandatory? Anyway...). This has been a very bad year for blogging; maybe the next one will be better. Life has been hectic as the Chairman since end of January. Started with a lot of work organizing the Strong Frontier workshop in PPISR. The remaining months have been a blur. Scientifically it has been good with many projects finishing. However, scientifically it has been a great year for the world with the LHC recording collisions, with the first hints of dark matter detection from CDMS experiment. There has also been a lot of reading that I have been doing on general science on BBC which is quite extraordinary. These include stories of plants in Malaysia (I think) which trap and eat
science mice, discovery of many new species in India, Western ghats and Arunachal Pradesh. And one should not forget the discovery of water by the Chandrayaan project. Have a left anything out? Comments welcome.