What a morning. This morning, Javier and his team provided an overview of their projects. I was pleased, particularly with Karen. She solved a problem with modeling pH effects of use-dependent agents that I gave up on. Catalina displayed work on her explorations of atrial activation and Lucia demonstrated a compelling examination of the relationship between dispersion of refractory properties and proarrhythmic potential. Conclusion - there is none. But, the good news is that her evaluation of the safety factor was highly correlated with proarrhythmic potential. All three impressed me with the quality of their analysis and approach to problem solving.
Here is an apple as we walked to the campus restuarant
Then in the afternoon, after a delightful lunch, Chema, Karen, Ellen and I went for a visit the Santiago Calatrava's City of Art and Science.
In a setting of apartment buildings. The sturctures, in my opinion, were is harmony with their surroundings.
Here is the science home - a sort of museum
The reflecting pool and the building
Mirabai is a member of the opera orchestra. Here is the Opera House where she performs. Thursday evening we'll visit the Opera House, have something to eat and perhaps listen to the rehersal of the Marriage of Figaro
Can you guess what this is - its an IMAX theater
with a bridge
Another view of the Science Museum
This is the inside of the Science Museum. Cafe on the right, tables on the left and exhibits upstairs
Inside, there is a balloon
A view of the ceiling with a small strand of DNA - for Josh. Can you find it?
These interesting faces were aligned along the walkway
Outside - the IMAX theater and clouds
The IMAX and the Opera house
And the Science museum
This is a very interesting walkway with interior garden
The opera house looks like Darth Vader
The walkway and the Opera House
And just for me - bridge construction. Calatrava has designed a new bridge. At this point, only one of the support is installed. The other is on the ground waiting to be installed
More of the construction site
A crane - where is Manny?
The base of the bridge
A geometry lesson - a cone to the right and frustum of a cone on the left
I'm going to try to make a panorama from the following three photos - segment 1 (left)
Calatrava's small symphony
The opera house and the Imax theater
Karen, Frank and Ellen
the Opera House
City of Art and Science
A view of the the IMAX theater and reflecting pool
The Opera House. If you get the idea that we are excited about seeing Mirabai and her new position - you're correct
Another view of the Imax
Valence in the background
Ellen crossing a bridge
Some metal sculpture
And then Chema and Karen treated us to horchata - a specialty of the region. the chufa beans are on the plate. The hot-dog looking pastries are farton. Coffee later - cortado - was quite nice.
C. Frank Starmer