Here in Medford to visit Charlie & Mary Sinclair who we met thru BK and bicycling. Both retired, Charlie was a prof at Cornell in Ithica, NY...the physics dept. when we visited them there some years back. Just to give a hint to his background I found the following:
"Charlie Sinclair's contributions to the physics and technology that has been at the heart of major advances in nuclear and particle physics for the past four decades have been known by his colleagues all along but seldom celebrated! On the eve of his departure from Jefferson Lab after a long and distinguished career, which followed an equally long and eventful career at Stanford University's linear accelerator facility (SLAC), it is only appropriate that we make special note of his lifelong achievements as a scientist, as a colleague with rare human values, as a person of the outdoors with many climbs to his credit and as a mentor of a generation of students, scientists and friends. Please join me in celebrating Charlie Sinclair in a 'Charlie Fest' which we have fondly named in his honor as the "Sinclair Symposium On Photoelectron Injectors and Applications", to be held at Jefferson Lab in the afternoon and evening of October 26, 2001. The agenda and details are attached. "Vive l'esprit de Charlie!!!"."
But he's just a regular guy in person who enjoys classical music, good wine, and cheese. Mary is the big traveler of the two until now, having a great interest in all kinds of places on the planet. Both of them are great conversationalists and understand the world much the same way we (Bon & I) do, it is a joy to visit them.
Mary, Bon & I hiked up a nearby hill and got a fine view of the region/valley from atop Roxy Ann. The trail was especially gummy coming down, the soil is like glue and attaches itself to the bottoms of you shoes in great clods. Much fun, great weather, and super exercise after riding in a car so much the past 5-6 days.