playing with lasers, hanging out with scientists

Despite what this may look like, no, I was not hanging out on the set of some forthcoming Daft Punk video. I spent the day Tuesday hanging out with a bunch of scientists. I was basically the only person in the room without a PhD. I’m not going to lie, it was a bit intimidating. But, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to kick it with my good friend Tadd (on the left in the above photo), while he was in town for the day. Throw in some time playing with high speed cameras and lasers? I was basically in nerd heaven. I heard the word “laser” more times in a non-joking context yesterday than I had probably heard before that, my entire life.

I thought I was the only one who drew nerdy diagrams in my notes. Apparently Tadd also does. I had to get a shot of his notebook above.

Here are a couple more looks at the lab.

I’m pretty sure that I chose the wrong profession.

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  1. This made me smile, Jake. How much fun is that, to watch Tadd shooting lasers? I mean, maybe he was subdued about it, with his scientist friends in the room and everything – but I picture him getting all excited and loud and hyper about it. And that’s a fun thought. 🙂

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