Being unemployed should in theory give you lots of spare time. It’s a nice theory, it hasn’t worked out in practice – hence lack of updates here.
Job hunting happens and I’m keeping an eye on my old lab and things happening there, I see that two projects I’ve been associated with in the past or are directly related to my research have recently made the news, the test of the ATLAS Magnet at CERN and the report from research at the University of Rochester of the formation of Black Metals.
I worked for a period of two years in the ATLAS collaboration before drastically switching field and working with lasers for structuring materials. I’ll be following both these stories pretty closely in the coming months.