This blog is totally RIP.

Anyway go here to see the photos of my recent trip to Matsuyama, Japan. It was really amazing and I loved it. The reason for travel was a Symposium called TANDEM which stands for something like Asian Network for Deep Earth Mineralogy. There was one day of talks from professors from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan ofc. The following day we had a sight seeing tour which was really great! The conference was the first of its type. The next one is in two years in China. I hope to attend again. With new developments sintered diamonds can now be created in the lab that are even stronger than natural ones. Very fascinating! Maybe I’ll take a post-doc project related to the deformation of diamonds by diamonds he he.

Japan was a very unique experience. Luckily I had my trusty Japanese phrase book 🙂

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