Geek fest

BlackHoleIf you’ve never hung out in the middle of Antarctica with half a dozen Ph.D.s, a billion dollars worth of the latest in astronomical interferometry, and a Krups Compact Fully Automatic Espresso Machine, I highly recommend that you add it to the top of your bucket list.

Dr. Alfieri and the rest of us geeks spent the whole night analyzing x-rays from a nearby black hole and remotely operating Alfieri’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Italy. Without a doubt, the greatest 24 hours of my professional life.

So great, that I nearly forgot that I’m hiding the biggest discovery in the history of mankind right under their noses. :(