I have been coming to Paris pretty regularly over the last 30 years and I am always struck by the unique smell of the Metro.

Arrived in Paris for The Universe as a Quantum Lab with less than a couple of hours to go before my talk on a subject I don’t know much about.

We were listening to Bowie’s “Scary Monsters” with our three-year old and her first question on looking at the cover art was “Is that a boy or a girl?”, which I hope was an encouraging sign of her notions of gender fluidity (and then we played The Replacement’s “Androgynous”).