From 30 January to 2 February 2013 we had a joint lab retreat with the group of Damian Brunner in Vals, Graubünden.
Informal presentations and lengthy discussions were perfectly mixed with skiing, enjoying the thermal baths, great cheese fondue in a remote chalet accessible by a closed tunnel halfway on the Silvretta horn, down-hill sledging at night, and lots of evening fun!
Special thanks to Mathieu Frechin for organising this great event.
On 11 January, we had the farewell party of Berend Snijder and Frank Wippich at Lucas’ place.
After some obligatory traditions, they received their trophy for surviving the lab and a particularly good (!!) bottle of wine for a special occasion. We will miss them a lot and wish them all the best in their future careers.
Great video by Frank Wippich filmed with his new GoPro camera on the annual pre-Christmas lab cleaning day: