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June 23, 2009

Milano trips

I have been to Milano twice in the last month. In the middle May I visited some friends over a weekend and last week I participated in a workshop at the Polytechnical University in Milan. Milan weather was certainly hotter than in Genova. I appreciate the sea breeze on my terazzo.

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At the piazza del duomo, the main square in downtown Milano. In the background is the cathedral (il duomo).

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I visited my good friends Gabriel and Susan in Milano. Here you see Gabriel with the very curious looking "family addition". The way she looks into the world, she will become a scientist just like her dad.

May 10, 2009

Trip to France

Last week I flew to Paris to give a presentation at the College de France, which is an old premier research institution right next to the Sorbonne, the famous and first university of Paris.

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The front entrance of the College de France. It was founded in 1530.
http://www.college-de-france.fr/default/EN/all/college/index.htm

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The Sorbonne University is the directly adjacent to the College.

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This is my new car to get me around. A bit futuristic but it drives.