it is the simple snapshots mesmerizing me.
# Ski Boarderweek
the weather could not have been any better - a cold week of sunshine! We hit Val Thorens for a relaxed but also sporty week of vacation staying at Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud; starting & ending each day directly at the slope. Silently saying goodbye to 2021.
# Old Tanneries
Chóśebuz is a very old city rich in tradition. Due to smelly business, the tanneries were required to be built outside of the former city wall. One of the most famous persons here is Fürst von Pückler - worth a read. Visiting our friends at JodelHQ in Berlin and spending the weekend with Oliver for local sightseeing.
# Ancient times
after working on collaborative research with our friends from F-Secure, I was exploring the old sea-fortress Suomenlinna, also called Sveaborg (UNESCO World Heritage). It was supposed to protect against Russian expansion in the 18th century at the gates of Helsinki.
# Hoher Ifen
our yearly retreat once again takes place in the beloved Söllerhaus. Besides some snowboarding, we had lots of valuable discussions about internal processes, teaching, project(-acquisition)s and future science. Did you know that this place had been owned by RWTH but is now a property of TU Darmstadt?
# Modestly pompous
the historical city of Cambridge definitely is worth a visit! You literally can feel a weird Bri’ish academic culture on the streets. If you were wondering - accomodation at Churchill College near the UCAM Computer Science facilities; and a lovely dinner at Sidney Sussex College.