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I am an experimental geologist and beamline manager at DESY, Hamburg. My beamline is an extreme conditions beamline hosting a Large Volume Press for in situ studies on materials at high pressures and temperatures using synchrotron X-rays.

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Xin Nian Kuai Le

Fun Posted on 2010-02-13 11:02

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

It is the year of the white tiger. An important financial year since white is linked to metal, one of the Chinese elements in the zodiac. Metal -> gold, money, etc.

I have no idea how predictions are made based on what element and animal you are, so I’ll just leave it at that. I’m not superstitious anyway.

Nonetheless, I wish all the best to those who celebrate this important event. Let 2010 be a prosperous year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

To the low lands!

Fun Posted on 2009-09-27 19:58

The last week of my journey brought me back home to the Netherlands. It was a quiet relaxing time. Some old friends came over towards the weekend which was great! I couldn’t travel more knowing that I would still have to make the longest journey back to Australia a week later.

Here are some photos from a walk in the neighbourhood and of the house:


The sickest ride EVAR!

Fun Posted on 2009-09-14 21:07

Remember the Minneapolis State Fair?

Try this:


Natural History Museum (NYC)

Fun Posted on 2009-09-04 01:43

Last day in the USA and in New York City. I visited the Natural History Museum near central park west. It is amazing and really big! Not much else to say. I will leave today in the evening. It’s a 9 hour flight to London and then another 4-5 hour train ride to Liverpool and my accommodation. The conference officially starts on Monday until Wednesday. The field excursion is until the end of the week.


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