Monday, May 15, 2006

Perimeter Institute

This is the first time I see Waterloo not covered by snow. When I was here in December last year, I took the wrong exit from the building and found what I thought was a large untouched field of snow. After too much brain activity during the day, I wasn't in the mood to figure out how the key-card works. I decided I could manage 3 inches white fluffy stuff on the pavement. After some steps however, I stumbled down an invisible edge, and stood more than knee-deep in snow. I was cursing whoever constructed this stupid yard.

However, today I solved the mystery of the annoying edge: it was the pool! (see photo below).

Greetings from Canada,



  1. The U/Manitoba technical library (Dewey decimal!) is accessible from not outside (underground, or by slithering through the physics-chemistry alcove). If one attempts external entry one must first wend though a converging spiral of exciting resonances with universal archtecture space decorated with multiple blind dead ends.

    In spring, perhaps May when five feet or more of persistent snow finally melt away, it is rumored there are remnant piles of bones in the cul-de-sacs. Construction barriers constantly shift open paths. Think of it as evolution in action.

  2. it is rumored there are remnant piles of bones


    I have heard some similar stories from Fermilab (if I remember that correctly - never been there.) Well, then maybe that's where the bright people end: lost in the architecture of physics buildings.



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