Most condensed matter research nowadays is just a list of footnotes to the Ising model.11 Nov 2020
If you work diligently, you might get to double the width of your knowledge.09 Nov 2020
Honestly, was it that much of an approximation to take the complicated world economy and transform it into a series of springs?06 Nov 2020
“Oh look, I think I see the new shipment on the horizon! You better get started on this pile.”04 Nov 2020
Let’s not forget that the divisions in science are mainly a human construct.02 Nov 2020
That was easy.30 Oct 2020
The time professors spend reading your email is inversely proportional to the time you spend writing it.
(It seems like I was subconsciously inspired by this comic from Jorge Cham, so I wanted to link to his work. He was inspired by someone else for that comic too, so I guess there’s a multi-comic thread going through this idea now!)28 Oct 2020
“Oh crap, there are only five minutes left in class!”
“I bet we can make substantial headway on this new topic.”26 Oct 2020
“Teaching is so much easier once you offload the difficult parts into homework assignments.”23 Oct 2020
Just because scientists did it, doesn’t mean we should take it on faith.
(Unfortunately, this is the problem of expertise. If you aren’t an expert, you need to put trust in someone else, and that can backfire at times.)21 Oct 2020