Showing posts from February, 2020

Historical Walking Tour of Monterey, Friday 21st February, 2020.

Hi again everyone, As promised, I am sharing some activities of my stay at Monterrey, starting with the fun part this Friday, 21 February, 2020 😃 Although the morning of Friday saw us taking a very important lecture from Dr. Nikolai Sokov via Zoom from the Vienna Center for Disarmament and nonproliferation, nonetheless, we were able to go on a historic tour of Monterrey as part of the course on cultural exchange. The magical tour is conducted by a wonderful lady, Ms. Monica Hudson ( We met in front of the CNS Building and had a two hours magical tour from 12-2.00 pm. The historic tour is better told in pictures and that is what I will be doing here. Start of the tour, meet up in front of the CNS building. Left to right, Monica, Anastasia N, Anastasia B, Rabia, Hanna and Ozge. Photo speak: Someone is photo bombing 😂 Entrance to the Old Whaling Station The cobblestone entrance to the W

Returning to the Notes After a Long Hiatus

HAPPY 2020! Procrastination, Procrastination, that lethargy I wrote about a while ago caught up with me and I have not been able to write anything for my blog. It was not all lethargy though, I was quite busy with my students, both undergraduates, and postgraduates, committee memberships in several boards at my university. So, I would like to tell you about a few positives and good news that happened at the tail end of the year 2019. I was confirmed as a full Professor of Physics by the council of my university on the 20th of December, 2019 and at the same time appointed as a Deputy Director of Partnerships in the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnerships of my university. That set the pace for entry into the New Year with much better news. Firstly, I had the honor of being selected as a Visiting Fellow on a US exchange Scholar Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Californi