End of the first week here at DTU and the 66th ESGI and we already work for 2 days on the Industrial Problems.
We had to give some assignments on the end of the first part of the DCAMM Ph.D. course, so I gave one in modeling a company and another one about the use of Charpit’s Equations to solve a Geometrical Optics problem.
I’m on the problem proposed by Novo Nordisc, regarding the Protein Structure Modeling and we try to understand how we can predict the 3d structure of a protein based only on it’s amino acids sequence.
I also found an interesting game, called FoldIt, where people try to solve protein folding puzzles, which is difficult, funny and helps the science.
I’m also happy for buying a card game called SET, which I played last year in Vancouver and couldn’t find it in Greece. The day I bought it, I met some great Danish guys in Copenhagen and we played SET while drinking beers on a garbage container, in one of the most touristic places of Copenhagen. 😛
We also went to a thing called Kro, which means “inn”, and is a popular kind of danish pubs.
There we played a danish game with dices, which is something between Kranen and Liar’s dice (I’m not really sure).
Sunday was dedicated to sightseeing. I went to some touristic locations in Copenhagen, saw the famous Little Mermaid, tried to find the Google offices in downtown Copenhagen (no luck with that), spent some time studying at the beautiful garden of the Museum of Decoration (or something 😛 ) and then I spent the afternoon in Christiania, where I followed the music and ended up at a punk concert (no live bands at that moment) where a strange and original bike-war was taking place. The teams had modified bicycles turning them into some sort of war trucks and they were trying to destroy the opponent’s truck. It was funny and had a lot of people there.
Apart from that I walked to the beautiful deer park near DTU, found the Dyrehavsbakken, the world’s oldest amusement park (1583) and ended up to the beach, where I was able to wet my hands with the waters of Øresund. There I found a party organized by the local Gymnasium’s students which was taking place at a beautiful location. Tonight I did the same thing but with a borrowed bike, which allowed me to cover many more kilometers in a fraction of the time.
In my next post I’m going to discuss some facts about Denmark.