In many ways, my whole year of physics has been leading up to tomorrow: the 410th BNL Lecture (click for the BNL Bulletin article).
It's a typical part of a tenure case to give a public lecture on your BNL research, and I'm no exception. And I must admit: it has been a lot of work to get it together. While I have a few public lectures on RHIC and a few seminars on my research, this had to be a carefully constructed hybrid of the two: clear and understandable on one hand, while substantive and informative on the other. I'm fairly proud of the outcome, and wildly thankful to the 4 rounds of reviewers -- from showing a lawyer/friend on a couch to a formal presentation to 15 BNL scientists -- who helped me whip it into shape (as well as Apple's Keynote 2)!
So if you're around BNL tomorrow (Wednesday at 4pm), stop by Berkner Hall and check it out...please? I'm worried everyone will be gone for vacation! Can I legally offer free drinks (there'll be a reception)?