Tuesday, 7 April 2009

I got mail

Imagine my excitement to get an email at work with the subject:

Invitation to Stoner Colloquium...

There I was imagining a hall full of chilled-out academics listening to a guest speaker explaining his research into lighting systems and hydroponics, seed stocks and cross breeding, genetic manipulation even. With free test samples.

Then a long Q+A session where the participants could give their own insights, experience and comments; a general sharing of ideas and stash. Trade stands in the lobby with the finest Dutch imports and rare examples of the world's great crops which you never see these days.

Then imagine my disappointment to find it's about 'the application of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to nanomagnetism' to be held in the E.C. Stoner building at Leeds Uni.


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