I’m at Fermilab for ten days for the 2006 Hadron Collider Physics Summer School and so far I’m most impressed by the Xlerator hand dryers in the “washrooms” (it seems like everyone here very deliberately avoids the term “bathroom”), those fans don’t mess around: give it 21 microseconds and they’ll slap 2 jelly donuts worth of drying power on those damp hands of yours.

Shall I not be so flippant for once?  Probably unlikely.  But let me just say the lecture are going well, I’m learing a lot, and I think the Fermilab site is quite nice, really.  It’s no Switzerland, but a good effort for middlish America.  There’s some lakey sort of bits, a some grazing animals, and one very dramatic building.

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