July 22nd, 2009
길다고 생각했던 Poland에서의 일주일이 후딱 지나갔다.
내내 학회 session만 들었으면 아마 지금쯤 완전히 지쳐서 초토화 되었을텐데...
난 토요일(July 18th)에 parallel session에서 나의 talk이 끝나자마자 학회는 거~의 안중에도 없었고 여기저기 관광을 하면서, 힘들면 길거리 나무그늘 아래 앉아서 책도 읽고... 아주~~ 이상적이로 환상적인 일주일을 보낼 수 있었다. 월요일에는 혼자서 Weiliczka Salt Mine에도 가고..그곳에서 한국사람 몇명을 만났는데.. 그중 한명은 "용해주"라고 나와 나이가 같은 친구인데, KIA Global Leadership progrma에 뽑혀서 왔다고 한다. 참 인상 좋고 멋진 친구라 생각했었다.
어제 저녁 (July 21st)은 Conference Dinner가 있었던 날인데 1인당 220PLN, 약 100,000원에 정도의 아주~~ 고급 음식을 맛 보았다. dinner는 Krakow city에서 약간 (버스로 1시간 정도) 떨어진 아주~~ 시골에서 먹었다. 나중에 알게된 이야기지만, 버스를 타기 전에 경상대에서 오신 "최수경" 교수님께서 나를 한참 찾으셨다고 한다. 같은 한국 사람이라고 챙겨주시는 교수님께 정말 감사했다.
그리고 오늘 conference가 끝나고, 최수경 교수님께서 "저녁+아이스크림+커피"까지 fulll course로 대접해 주셔서 정말 감사했다. 다시 한번 느낀거지만, 입자물리를 공부하는 사람들은 대대부분 넘흐넘흐 착한 마음씨를 가졌음에 틀림 없다...(대부분....)
<저녁 식사를 했던 곳>
<야호~~~ ㅋㅋ 신난다!!>
Now, let's move on to the city, Vienna!
July 18, 2009.
It was crazy weather. The photons which has an energy equivalent to 33 degrees of C were striking on my whole body so that my skin was attacked by ultra-violet. The things that have drawn my attention was people's thinking about the skin therapy. Most people (actually, almost all the people) do not protect their skin. They just expose their body to the strong sun. It was culture shock 4 me. I cannot imagine this situation for Korean people.
Anyway, I just walked to go to the conference hall rather than took a bus 'cause walking along the street is the best way to feel Polish life.
By detouring the way, I could walk the road which is only permitted to the pedestrians, not to the cars. The gorgeous scenery is unfolded along this road. There are some photos.
<A girl whom I met on the way from Hotel to Conference hall>
<Very beautiful landscape
that I saw on the was from Hotel to Conference Hall>
After my presentation,
I have been to Kazimierz which is known for the old Jewish town. I think there are no words to describe this city except for the one **BEAUTIFUL**.
As I already mentioned at the beginning, the weather was too hot!
Thanks to this crazy hot weather, However, I could see the following view.
Guys have been rinsing their hairs by using an old pump. When I was passing through them, one of guys called and suggested me to do the same thing as they did. Why not? I enjoyed that! Thanx a lot guys!!
<Guys whom I met on the way of my tour>
Finally, I found a something that I can feel "Jewish". I think they are preparing some chorus?
<A choir belongs to Jewish church>
<An old Jewish building>
On the way back to the Hotel, I met girls who are feeding bread crumbs to pigeons.
I like these kind of situation. It's very natural. Isn't it?
<The girls who are feed bread crumbs to pigeons>
Yeh!! I am now taking part in the conference at Krakow, Poland.
It's my great honer to join this program with the greatest Physicists in the world. For a Master's student, actually, it is very rare case to have a chance to give a talk at these kind of big big conference. Over 600 Physicists are gathered from all over the world. It's awesome!
To tell the truth, it is very difficult to understand the presentation for me.
People who come from English based countries speak their talk very very fast and its pronunciation is unclear. Therefore, listening the talks inside the session room is terrible time. Every word that come from my left ear is going out through my right ear. Nothing is remained in my head.kk
So.... from now on, I will just wait to the moment that the last talk is presenting.
I am now in Krakow, Poland (July 16, 2009) to take part in "The 2009 Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics". I am a nominated speaker to give a presentation titled with "b->s hadronic decays at Belle" on behalf of the Belle collaboration. It's too nervous to wait and prepare the talk tomorrow (09:00 a.m., July 18, 2009). I believe, however, I could do with my best efforts.
It was terrible time when I arrived at airport in Krakow 'cause It starts to fall down a heavy rain as soon as I get out the airport. So, I just stayed inside the airport about 30 minutes. Anyway, I took a taxi and safely arrived at Daisy Hotel in which it is located at the outside the city of Krakow.
<Daisy Hotel - wide view>
<Daisy Hotel - a sort of Beer Bar?>
I walked around Main Square which is known as the largest market in the world. For me, however, it doesn't interesting at all 'cause I have not enough money to buy something. The only thing that draw my attention was the old-cathedral. It looks like that the architecture was built in 500 years old or more. I felt something like weird. I think these kind of feelings are arised from my knowledge that Catholic made lots of mistakes long times ago. Whenever I enter the ancient Cathedral, my feeling (or mind) was uneasy.
<St. Mary's Cathedral>
<The view of Main Square>
Walking outside the Main Square is the way to go Wawel hill that is very famous place for tourists. However, It was nothing special for me.
<Outside Wewel hill>
<Inside Wawel hill>
These are all of my experience for the last two days.
After finishing my talk tomorrow (July 18, 2009), I will visit to the place that is known for an old Jewish town. In addition, I will go to Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle as for an excursion in Sunday. My staying in Krakow is excellent in terms of everything except for the one that I am alone. T.T Actually, I am here with two Korean Professors, one from Korea Univ. and another from Kyeongsang Univ. However, I really want to have a friend whose age is similar to me, thus the interesting topics are the same with me.
Anyway, please pray for my presentation in tomorrow!