This has been an insane summer of travel. And it all started with CS18, one of the largest low mass stellar conferences on the planet. The timing of our BAM-I paper turned out to be highly optimal, with an invitation to come give a talk on the subject at one of the splinter sessions. I believe the talk went well and I left the meeting with a little more scientific credit than when I walked in with.
From there I headed back to Tempe for a brief respite only to then head out to the Sagan Summer Workshop (url.ie/ua0n). The summer school focuses on different science topics each year related to exoplanet research, and this year they focused on direct imaging. Since this is directly related to my research I was admitted to the school. I have now attended two editions of this school, and both of them were excellent – this years speakers were all incredibly good and I did not find myself nodding off at any point. If interested you can watch my POP presentation at the following link – http://vimeopro.com/vcubeusa/caltech2014/page/4. Its in the Attendee POPs video starting from ~3:30.
From there I had the most relaxing portion of my summer where I went to Santa Cruz to be a TA for the AO Summer School. Enjoy the pics while I reminisce.