Comics about mathematics, science, and the student life.

Graduate School Preparation

In the first panel, it's August and the student is relaxing, enjoying their free time. In the second panel, it's September and suddenly there are a ton of deadlines.

Let’s just wait until the students are in the midst of work to give them more work!

Caught Between Worlds

The younger students look up to you, while you wonder what the professors think of you.

What do professors think of about their position?

Exercise to the Reader

Cutting the manuscript's length by leaving the work as a bunch of exercises.

The only category of textbooks in which you can leave the main results out with a straight face.

Necessary Details

This is probably a *bit* overboard.

All the details are necessary!

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering a result.

How the sausage is made.

Mathematical Illusion

Optical versus mathematical illusion.

It gets even weirder if you consider bases other than ten.

By Convention

I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this comic.

“Why do we use these weird units?”

“Historical reasons.”

“Also, cosmic rays are electromagnetic radiation, right?”

“No, that’s a historical accident too. It’s convention now.”

Selection Pressure

Biology meets mathematics.

“If you’re the weakest link, you’re left behind.”

Final Version

Not quite what you would call a "final" version.

“What about that meeting?”

“Oh, it’s part of the paper.”


Triviality implies lack of novelty?

“Maybe they are just getting in their teaching groove.”