Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Change of plans. It turns out that there is a conference in mid-August that I really want to attend: "40 Years of Pulsars," which will be held at McGill University in Montreal.

Looks cool, doesn't it? No? Well fine, it does to me. And it'll be a great chance to present my thesis work to the pulsar community.

So instead of going to Florida then Colorado then Alaska then home, I'll do the reverse, leaving for AK directly from Montreal. Counter-clockwise instead of clockwise. That gives me a bit more time to wrap up my thesis work and get out postdoc applications. It also means that I'm not riding through the south in the dead of August — that phase of the trip gets pushed back into September. (Hurricane season, as my advisor pointed out. Woohoo.)

I've adjusted the countdown by +1 month accordingly.