We are back home after attending the JILA 50th celebration. On the last day, we attended a poster session of recent graduate student work held in the new JILA X wing. Here's the complex of old and new buildings.
Eureka, depict laboratories all wrong. Real labs, she observed, are not as sleek and much more messy than the ones in Eureka. I had to suppress a laugh because the X-wing labs are very shiny, new and tidy compared to the old ones.
Here's a YouTube video showing the difference between the old and new labs.
Even the old labs were more spacious than the one where I met Bad Dad.
When I mentioned to a mom I met at daycare (who told me that she studied optical physics at U of Rochester) that I met Bad Dad in lab, she nodded and asked, "aligning optics?"
"How did you know?" I asked.
She smiled and laughed. "I know so many couples who met that way."
This September, we will have been married 22 years.
* I can't remember her exact word choice. She might have said, "As explained in your mommy's PhD thesis..." I was just thrilled that someone had even read my PhD thesis recently and is still doing related work.