Very true.

Very true. Many years ago, I was at an astronomy conference that coincided with the World Cup. Certain sessions were very sparsely attended when there was a big match on TV.

But I have to say the enthusiasm is contagious. I was in Munich at during World Cup in 2012 and it was a lot of fun. The beer gardens were packed with fans and families watching on the huge screens.

Originally shared by Bill Jackson

The World Cup. A time for foreign-born post-docs and PIs to disappear from labs and their American colleagues to wonder, “Why?”

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