Wednesday, March 1
We flew from Atlanta to Paris and then boarded a little Airbus A319 to Moscow. The Oak Ridge team is also almost complete and will also be representing Tennessee. The photo you see [in the gallery] is right before landing at Szeremetevo Airport. All has gone rather smoothly so far.
The taxi driver will take us to Dubna which is north of Moscow and is a location of the JINR institute where the superheavy discoveries took place.
It is a cold late winter day with dirty snow on the roadside. The ride is about an hour and a half—60 miles or so. The landscape is like in Michigan or something I remember from where I grew up (in Poland).
I am not quite sure if I can test my Russian on the driver!