Today I went back to my alma mater: CSU Long Beach so that I could see Kieron give the weekly colloquium. Kieron did a really good job! I really am learning from an excellent speaker and master physicist! Not only was I impressed, but so were the current students (none of whom I currently know).
I did get a chance to reconnect with my old advisor, Andreas, and sort through some things while Kieron visited others. That's somehow still going on but winding down.
Kieron even mentioned me and my work (he needs more Dr. Who's!--Who doesn't?*). But I wonder how much crowd pleasing that could have been. Would we have been run out of town with pitchforks and knives if we hadn't glorified the Long Beach name? Well, maybe not so violently, but Kieron did make fast friends with one Zoltan who was my favorite professor during my time there. Ok, well, Zoltan prepared me for more than just physics. He also taught me lessons about life (so it was literally the School of Hard Knocks!).
I'm glad they got along!
*-Joke. Pun. Haha.