Lunes: Our First Meeting at the IFCAMartin Blood-Forsythe '10 | June 29, 2009
Last night we met up with Chema, our primary collaborator, and Stephon, our advisor, for dinner at a nice little restaurant overlooking the beach and ocean. Each hour makes me feel a little more settled, but it is amazing to me just how many little things feel different: boxed milk in the grocery store, no tips at restaurants. I’ve traveled to Europe before, but always for vacation. Everything feels very different as a research assistant because I am a little more worried about where I have to get to than what I will see along the way.
The IFCA itself is an unassuming little building located behind the physics department. This section of campus is just a few minutes walk away from our apartment. Just about everything is a pretty manageable walk in Santander but this is literally just 2 blocks down the hill from us. We worked at our apartment in the morning and met up with Chema and Stephon in the afternoon to discuss the overall direction of our research. The meeting was productive and I think we are off to a good start.
As promised, here are a few pictures from our adventures so far.