UPDATE#2 (Feb 25, 2015)
Bob Greenyer just posted this comment:
I have finally reached my accommodation in the centre of Moscow. Everything went smoothly but I am completely exhausted – tomorrow I have to present to around 100 experimentalists and still need to finish the presentation. Soon, I will rest.
The experiment is definitely on for Friday, Parkhomov said it took him the usual two days of preparation to m ake the reactor.
UPDATE#1 (Feb 19, 2015)
Bob Greenyer posted this today:
“Accommodation booked. Looks increasingly like we will be running an experiment together on the 27th.”
This is an interesting update from Bob Greenyer:
A. Parkhomov has invited me to come 26th Feb.
I have spent quite a lot of time over the past few days trying to do the ground work to get a Visa. Tomorrow, I have to big time commit and it will take me a further 2 days next week in the UK to get the paperwork organised.
Anyone who has specific things they want captured, let us know at [email protected]
This sounds like a great opportunity — I think that there will be lots of interest in this visit, if Bob can get everything organized visa-wise. For English speakers it will be especially interesting, since a lot of what we have seen so far has come from translations. I hope Bob’s Russian is up to snuff! (Or at least he has someone on hand to translate).
Good luck, Bob — hope the red tape is not too much to get through.