Foggy day & Foggy mind – SETI Anniversary Colloquium
Today I was not sure I will find my office at UC-Berkeley. As you can see on this picture it was not an easy task and I had to rely on my instincts and my phone GPS to find it.
Anyway, here I am thinking about what should be my priorities in the list of important tasks that I have to do today. Somehow this picture is depicting a bit how I feel about my work today.
I mentioned that my priorities for these first 2 months of 2010 were to finish my refereed papers, right now none of them were submitted yet. This is a tedious task for which I need a 100% focus that I can’t get recently. I am hoping to be done soon then I will be able to focus on getting funding and interacting with my new students.
I am also organizing also a special colloquium to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute on Feb 25. This is an important event which will consist of 1-minute colloquium given by each PI of the institute and their group members. We are hoping to record it in a quality good enough to show it on our Facebook/Twitter accounts but also on this blog (of course). I started receiving the slides of several speakers and I am amazed by the diversity of research topics in our institution. Hopefully this will be a productive and fun day for all of us.
To commemorate the anniversary of the Institute we prepared several banners which describe several research topics conducted at our institution. I am going to post them on this blog (one every day hopefully) and describe them. More very soon!
Cheers from the fog.