Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on April 1, 2011
My Belgian ex-colleague must have been really bored with the X-ray machine when he made this piece of “art” with Scotch tape. And he called it “contemporary” art. Who knows – maybe he went on to become a successful artist after he quite his job at the lab 😛
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 19, 2015
Some unexpected misfortunes have occurred lately in the lab, causing delays, failed experiments, and damaged machines. And these are very avoidable if everyone is more careful about what they do in the lab, which should be common sense but…is not always followed. Mr.Colleague decided then to enforce that everyone wears their thinking cap when entering the lab – one is even provided if anyone forgets 😉
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 11, 2015
A gentle greeting and reminder from your local friendly colleague – “work hard”! Get some nice results for your next paper, publish, or perish! 😛
Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008
For some reason I skipped Hsinchu in last week’s “The Places I Called Home” post…so here it is. It’s amazing to think back and realized that I worked at the Industrial Technology Research Institute under the NanoTechnology Research Centre during one of my coop terms. More amazing is the thought that this all happened 7 years ago. And I’m STILL doing nano research today. Maybe that’s the most amazing of it all.
The entrance to my office building leads to a set of stairs, which is…not where I go every day. I actually have to enter the door to the left of these stairs and go DOWN to the basement. Working in the dungeons…maybe I do have a secret lab down there.