Dr. Powers took his show on the road and spend the month of March at WSL (a Swiss federal research institute) in Birmensdorf, Switzerland where collaborator Dr. Catherine Graham had recently moved from Stony Brook University in New York.  The purpose of the trip was to spend focused time working to get products from the NASA grant completed since the end of the project was only a few months away.  Also during this time Dr. Powers worked closely with Anusha Shankar, Dr. Graham’s Ph.D. student on completing manuscripts on hummingbird torpor and energy budgets that were funded by the grant.

Don at his desk at WSL.

Don's office building at WSL.

Up in the Alps! Mt. Titlis!

Classical concert in Zurich.

Day trip to Bern.

Bern!

Looking down on Zurich.

Research team dinner at Catherine's apartment.

Anusha and Don engaged in the festivities of old Zurich.

Looking down on old Zurich.

Don's flat in Zurich.

Sunset along Lake Zurich.

Countryside along Lake Zurich.

Discussing science on the boat to Rapperswill.

Don, Catherine, Marissa, and Anusha above Lake Geneva.

From the vineyards along Lake Geneva!