Lucky to be visiting @Sissaschool in Trieste just in time for a colloquium by newly minted Nobel Physics laureate Giorgio Parisi.

Done with 3+5 hours of @ImperialPhysics tutorials in 1+1 days. Fun, but exhausting.

Today is my first day no longer the head of the @ImperialAstro group after 5.75 years — finally time to rest. Best of luck, and commiserations, to new head @AlanHeavens

I liked Coach Beard’s Scorsese “After Hours” London escapades, but I really loved the Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus pseudonym and “Nightclub Jitters” by the Replacements. #TedLasso

I have now been living, working, teaching, writing, and researching in the UK for twenty years, from just pre-9/11 to post-Brexit and mid-pandemic.

It’s home, though I’d describe myself as a Londoner, rather than British. And I’m still a foreigner (though my kids aren’t).

If you have the right connections, someone will transport xiao long bao across London from Din Tai Fung to a supermarket parking lot for you.

It turns out the end of the rainbow has been in Richmond Park all along.

I get much more nervous when I have to talk about management and admin than science.

RIP George Stranahan, founder and benefactor of the Aspen Center for Physics, and owner of Hunter Thompson’s favourite bar (both of which I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few times). h/t Will Kinney @WKCosmo.