Atlanta - IAUS315

Atlanta Last week I was at the IAU Symposium 315 "Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun" in Atlanta, GA where I presented an invited review on "Grain Growth and Evolution from Primordial to Debris Disks". Talk slides will be on the meeting website shortly.

Visit to Princeton IAS

IAS Campus

The last three days, I visited the IAS Princeton to give the IAS Astrophysics Seminar.
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ERC Interview

I have been invited to Brussels for an interview for an ERC Starting Grant.
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ISSI workshop, Beijing

Last week, I was invited to Beijing, China for the ISSI workshop with the long title "The Disk in Relation to The Formation of Planets And Their Protoatmospheres".
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Cosmic Dust VII, Osaka, Japan

Last week, I was at the 7th meeting on cosmic dust in Osaka, Japan. Learned quite a bit about all kinds of dusty environments in the universe and also about comets. Looking forward to hearing more from Rosetta very soon! I was also lucky to escape just hours before typhoon Halong grounded hundreds of flights!
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Visiting Leiden

This week, I am visiting the Leiden Observatory. I'll work and discuss with Paola Pinilla, Nienke van der Marel and others and talk at the astrochemistry seminar. Thanks to Paola, I also saw a bit of the city and get to go to the institute on a true Dutch bicycle, with single gear and only a coaster break.

Leiden, the Netherlands

Visiting Genoble

From January 7 through 10 I was visiting the Observatory at Grenoble and gave the institute seminar. Thanks to the hospitality of Myriam Benisty and her colleagues I had a great time both scientifically and otherwise. And yes, I also enjoyed the French cuisine.

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Visiting SUNY Albany

I was visiting the State University of New York at Albany to meet up with my Masters thesis supervisor, Kevin Knuth and to present the physics colloquium. Had a great time and lots of nice discussions during the day and also in the evening at the Pump Station (highly recommended!).