This week we had a really nice afternoon barbecue with a bunch of people I like to call “star-planet group and friends” – i.e. my own group plus other colleagues mainly from the solar group and the MHD group. We had a lot to celebrate:
- my postdoc Ekaterina Ilin will start a new postdoctoral position in Groningen very soon, where she will work with Harish Vedantham on radio signatures of star-planet interactions;
- Prachi Rahate and Joana Wokittel have successfully defended their Master theses (on stellar surfaces and telluric line treatments, respectively);
- Nikoleta Ilic and Laura Ketzer have handed in their PhD theses (on star-planet interactions and evaporation of young exoplanets, respectively);
- plus a few other successes of colleagues who got offers for new positions or aced their exams (congratulations, everyone!).
We had a lot of fun and ate enormous amounts of vegan and meaty grill food; as always, a good time with people at AIP!