This is something really cool: A writing workshop hosted by an actual working quantum physics lab. I applied back in March, and the acceptance emails were scheduled to go out around the beginning of April. I had started to wonder if it was still going to happen. The website hasn’t been updated and I hadn’t received word of either acceptance or rejection.
This is something that I’d really like to do. It’s also in an area I’ve always wanted to visit.1 I was about to ask about its status when I received this:
Sending a mass email, because individual queries have passed a critical threshold: We have nearly finalized the list of accepted participants for the Schrodinger Sessions this summer; however, the schedule has been thrown off by a death in the family that required me to go out of town for a couple of days. We hope to send acceptance notices within the next day or two. Many apologies for the delay and the lack of word. We'll let you know as soon as we have everything locked down.
Reading that, I’m really glad I didn’t bother the organizer. It’s also a good reminder about how really wonderful things come about because of the hard work of just a few people.
- It’ll be summer in Maryland, and when people complain I can say, “LOL Phoenix.” ↩