Comics about mathematics, science, and the student life.

Train of Thought

Inspired by a conversation with my friends Benjamin and Beata.

Clearing the Bar

Changing the goalposts should be done with care.

The Trivial Line

It’s no secret that I dislike the word “trivial”, but I think it has a good place here.


I’ve been on both sides of this issue, and I have to say: You can really tell when students are doing the minimum.


This is why I’m thankful that I’m a theoretical physicist: I can avoid a lot of these complications (but not all!) in my research.

Online Advantage

The trick is make sure you don’t looked zoned-out on camera while doing this.

Garbage I/O

It pays off to remember this when reasoning with any data set.


With this reasoning, I guess the safest thing to do is slap on an “s” at the end of each word, since the “No” points on the real line are a measure-zero set.

Research Path

Okay, this is a lie: Most of the time, you don’t even know where your end point is!

Academic Golden Handcuffs

Let’s make sure we don’t stay stuck in these comfortable local minima.