I’m spending this week in Paris, at a conference on Bolometric interferometry for the B mode search. This is a narrowly focused workshop on a specific technique that may be used for future measurements of the microwave background. (That’s why its name is so completely esoteric.) For a number of years now, I’ve been part of a collaboration trying to develop this technique.
This is the second conference I’ve been to in the past few weeks. St. Louis was perfectly nice, but I have to say it’s nicer to be in Paris, weak dollar notwithstanding.