To celebrate Gaia DR2 (where Michał Pawlak played a role as a member of Gaia team), we made special science coffee with a Gaia cake (Galactic plane and LMC & SMC – apricots, dark matter substructure – baked-in cherries).
Spending this week at EWASS 2018 in Liverpool listening to talks on supernovae, hypernovae, GRB, and novae. EWASS is followed by weekend workshop on recurrent novae.
Michał Pawlak participated at La Silla Paranal Users Workshop at ESO Garching.
In the past couple days we hosted Jim Fuller from Caltech, who gave talks at our departmental seminar and at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Visited DESY Zeuthen where I was hosted by Anna Franckowiak and her group. Spoke at Astroparticle seminar.
Spent the last couple days at University of Delaware giving a seminar about supernovae and stellar mergers, and talking to Stan Owocki and others.
Spent the last week at Ohio State University discussing stellar evolution, transients, binary stars, asteroids, ASAS-SN, and meeting up with Michał Pawlak, who is visiting OSU for a longer period.