For the second time in my life, I will be flying across the Pacific to visit a new continent. The first time was my study abroad year in Australia in 2000-2001.
This time, I will be presenting a poster at the 25th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2012) in Kyoto, Japan. The entire MINOS collaboration has been intensely preparing for this conference for many weeks now.
As the name suggests, this is the most important conference in neutrino physics and is only held every two years. It will be the final conference at which we can present results from new data since our beam was shutdown at the end of April in preparation for a year-long upgrade for the NOvA experiment, which is currently under construction. Also, at the end of this year, the MINOS collaboration will officially cease to exist and be replaced by MINOS+, which will continue to operate the MINOS detectors in the NOvA era.
I will be sure to post the poster here once I have posted it at the conference.