Friday, July 9, 2010

Field Trip!

Today I went to Ecole Polytechnique to visit some labs there (and because my former labmate Sungyon works there). I had always heard people joke about the stairs to go from the train station to the university at the top of the hill. Come on, I lived on a volcano in New Zealand, how bad could it get?

Well, this is steep...

Hm, and here are the stairs...

Turned a corner, more stairs...

Still more stairs...

Are you sure we aren't there yet?

But at last!

We arrived! Its a beautiful campus on top of the hill.

We checked out LadHyx, saw cool research, and talked to cool people. (No pictures, Scientists are shy people.)

Then we admired the natural beauty of the school. Sungyon explained that there are horses because its a military school, so horseback riding is a popular sport. (Imagine a bunch of college kids dressed up in French Military dress uniforms cantering across a field.)

Then we got to admire the lake on campus (and watch some military exercises, once again, no pics.)

And someone was even kind enough to snap a picture of me.

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