Looking at the schedule in the meeting next week, my presentation time falls between 8-10 PM. I wonder who will be up for scientific discussion during that time, especially after long travel hours.
R: “I doubt if people will be too sleepy to look at the poster.” “That’s my poster presentation time.”
T: “Oh, you don’t know these people–they are hardcore scientists! They work very hard and can talk science anytime till the midnight. The day goes by like waking up, talking science, lunch, science, break, science, dinner, science, and then even more science.”
R: ..In awe.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. I used to present the work as late as 9 PM last time at the stem cell retreat in Lake Arrowhead. But that was several years back then. One part of me is excited to be seeing ‘these people’, but another part I also feel it’s intimidating. I doubt if I could ever be as hardcore a scientist as they are.