Day: November 11, 2018

Back in Potsdam

Potsdam is a special place for me. In October I returned for a week to work on a project and a grant proposal. It was intense and productive. Now back to working on my book.

Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam

September in Northern Germany

Town Lake in Plön

Not far away from Kiel and also pretty close to the small town where I was born is a lovely small village named Plön. It is home to a nice little federal research Institute, the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology ( I think it is a little bit of a misnomer, as all biology is Evolutionary biology, but the focus of this Institute is on hardcore evolution. The Institute hosted a wonderful small conference on the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Friend or critic of the idea, it is something that is discussed widely in the community.

Thanks to delightful hosts and a great, friendly atmosphere we all had a good time!