The above picture shows Matin and me when we met for the second time (in a very strange place, whose language we both don't understand).

That was in September 2001. Since then a lot has happened. I moved from Munich to Bristol one year later, and in 2003 we got married. On May 12th 2004 our daughter Chiara was born. Our son Alexander made his appearance on March 16th 2006, at around the time when his daddy became editor of Physics World.