We've been preparing for hibernation this winter by bulking up with chocolate and food at various holiday parties. One of the well-known caveats of joining an interdisciplinary research group is access to multiple department holiday parties.
In addition, the first-year graduate students (aka G1s) have been settling nicely into the group since officially joining in December. As Brian's first round of students, it is an understatement to say that we are excited to help create a culture that will last for years to come. For those of us that are interested by the history of the department, it has been quite the pleasure to work in the space of what used to be the storied lab of Prof. Dave Evans. However, we are very much looking forward to moving into our new space in just a few months (pictures will follow!).
A good number of our fellow classmates recently joined the Jacobsen and Liu research groups. In the spirit of the holidays as well as a birthday (Dennis, pictured far right), we hit The Border Cafe, a local favorite in Harvard Square. Despite being a veteran of the Cambridge area, YP (left) discovered he couldn't take the heat of Border's salsa.