Skiing near Ushuaia was excellent. Diego knew no fear.
We were half-way up when Soledad had to be "rescued" by a skiing instructor... (photo removed for reasons of decency).
Sumptuous asado at Diego and Carola's place.
Guests were Eduardo, Cesar, Claudia (Boston's Turkish dance connection),
Tino and me:
Diego harrasses life-size statues of famous Ushuaian prisoners.
Dangerous convicts Maria, Soledad, Fernando and Diego move into "attack" position.
Conference-goers having serious discussions about quantum chaos over light refreshments: ooo
Daily intake of "fine six-dollar wine" apparently drives natives of Quebec into spontaneous song...
Back in Buenos Aires, I was very kindly put up in Palermo Viejo in the only "Design" Bed & Breakfast in the world, ever. It was excellent.
Soledad uses her considerable influence in the soccer world to take me to see the much-maligned local team, River, play a home match. Sadly, they draw against an out-of-town team.
Where the magic all happens in the TANDAR laboratory. Equations are barely visible through clouds of smoke and mate fumes, but, apparently this helps make breakthroughs. Diego, Eduardo and Tino are reformulating quantum chaos in terms of thermodynamics (see blackboards)...
And here is the more traditional group photo in front of our favourite mountains.
Thanks to Soledad for a couple of the above pictures!