Barron cornered me and we finished the blind date draft. Blind date is the project in which we determine the date at which a photographic plate was taken by comparing the positions of stars to those in a catalog with proper motions.
Reinhardt Genzel spoke at Pizza Lunch about fully resolved galaxy kinematics at a redshift of 2. He argued that he could see disks in formation and evidence for secular creation of bulges. I am not sure I agreed with all the conclusions, but the data—spatially resolved infrared spectroscopy from VLT—were incredible.
The NSF proposal went in.