For a part of my PhD, I am collaborating with James Sprittles and Mykyta Chubynsky in my study about droplet coalescence and spreading. Although we communicate frequently about results, thoughts and new ideas by sending e-mails and discussing works online, nothing will reach up to the satisfaction you get, when you personally meet and talk to people.
We discussed about quite a few things related to droplet coalescence and spreading in the past few days. I guess many of the concerns that I had over the past few months were resolved within a few days of concentrated work and very productive discussions with both of them. I also presented the preliminary results of the present study in the group meeting and obtained valuable feedback from others. Although, as I leave, I have more work to do than I had when I came to Warwick, I am glad that now I have a good idea about where I am headed with it.
Besides work (and having frequent dinner from probably one of the best south-Indian restaurants in the UK: Kayal, Leamington), one of the highlights of this visit was that James joined Yixin, Hollis and me to play badminton once. We played for two hours and had a great time. I think such activities are vital for keeping good relationships with people who you work with and will also help let-off some heat after a few straight days of work.