This summer the Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun had its 20th anniversary, and took place in Boston. This is my favourite conference series, and this year I was really excited because I had the honour of being an invited speaker. I gave a talk on “How planets affect cool stars”, and had a lot of good interactions with people about the science of stars and exoplanets. This was the first time I’ve given an invited talk wearing a “My little pony” T-shirt. Also, this was the first time for me to introduce my PhD students to the Cool Stars community, which was a neat thing I hadn’t had the chance to do before.
It was a fantastic meeting, with lots of scientific input, and it was wonderful to see all my friends and colleagues from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics again.
The proceedings can be found here: https://zenodo.org/communities/cs20/?page=1&size=20, and my contribution is here: https://zenodo.org/record/1460576.