Comics about mathematics, science, and the student life.

Papers

We read a lot of papers, "read" a lot more, and cite a ton.

This is why I need a citation manager.

Coarse-Graining

We like reducing people to just a few items.

And this is if you’re lucky. The unfortunate truth is that we don’t even notice most people.

Razor

William of Okham decides whether to include his razor in his travel bag.

Thanks to Jim Propp for the suggestion!

Project Growth

The dreaded result not pictured: When nothing happens.

Technical Debt

“Really, it’s the last time. After that, I’m rewriting the code base!”

Paper Charms

Oh and I forgot: Citing references but not ever mentioning where in that reference you want to point us to. Am I supposed to believe that everything in that other paper is relevant?

Firehose

At least make me understand the first half of the presentation. Is that so much to ask?

The Talk

“There’s a lot you can look at with flipping arrows, I promise!”

Code Words

My apologies to the quantum gravity theorists.

Reading Textbooks

I have this bad habit of collecting a bunch of textbooks and only ever reading the preface.

It just makes you feel as if you’re about to upgrade your whole brain without any work!