I am in Rome today, three days for a workshop at the University "La Sapienza" on CMS preparations among the italian collaborating in the project.
Presently about 100 physicists are gathered in an auditorium called "Aula Conversi" from the famous physicist that studied cosmic rays in the forties. Talks are interesting, but we are all sweating! The problem is, Rome is caught in a heat wave these days, outside temperature is 35 degrees celsius (95 farenheit), and there is NO CONDITIONING! Furthermore, almost everybody has a laptop, a personal heater to make matters worse.
If I survive the day, I will drink at least a couple of liters of beer tonight. Beer! Beer! A cold beer please, would somebody bring me one ? I know there's a gentle soul out there who will go get me a beer. Will you ?