Visits to Jena and Konstanz
In mid January I enjoyed an excellent science filled week visiting Jena and Konstanz. In Jena there is the MPI for Chemical Ecology where I gave a talk and relished in the company of others who enjoy insect physiology and communication. Lots of fun and valuable conversations. Then I made my way across Germany to Konstanz where there is an excellent collective behavior community at the MPI for Ornithology (they work on much more than birds) and a super social insect neuro community at the University of Konstanz. Extremely forward-thinking research and more inspiring conversations! It was a great week that left me high on ideas.