Comics about mathematics, science, and the student life.


Making contributions in science only gets more involved.

“I’m just too early for my time.”

Username Selection

Finding a good username.

Trying to come up with a good username on an old service is the best way to grasp how unoriginal you are against the collective creativity of humanity.

Cherry Picking

Cherry picking the data.

“Hey, I’m just the commander of the ship. I only choose the promising directions.”

Homework Progression

Homework progression.

Despite my best intentions, there’s always the inevitable slump towards mediocrity.

The Professor Effect

A classic tale.

It’s amazing how consistently this happens to me. It’s almost as if I didn’t really understand what the teacher was talking about!


A comparison of tennis players and teachers.

Surprisingly, the forearms of grizzled veterans of the teaching profession appear to be larger than professional arm wrestlers.

New Notation

Bringing new notation to the table.

“But wait, the notation will make sense in about twenty minutes, even if I’m not using it now!”

Hammer and Nail

All the things in the world are free particles or harmonic oscillators.

If you make the mistake of asking a physicist if this is realistic, they will tell you with glee how accurate we can make models that only use these ingredients.

Gravity Well

Working isn't everything.

Work isn’t everything.

Jarring Count

The trouble of writing grant proposals.

I hope I don’t have to give that left jar to someone else, or else I’m going to be broke.