Do you live in Los Angeles?: If so, come on by to Secret Headquarters this Thursday for a special booksigning/meet and greet with Jorge, Meredith Gran and a bunch of other Webcomics luminaries! Facebook event here. Nordic Track: PHD comes to Scotland, Norway and Sweden in the next two weeks! Come on by or tell your friends who go to these schools!
June 10: U. Edinburgh SICSA PhD conference 5:00pm
June 14: Norwegian U. of Life Sciences 3:00pm, Arabidopsis Auditorium
June 15: Norwegian School of Veterinary Sciences 6:00pm, Chateau Neuf Lillesalen
June 16: Norwegian U. of Science and Tech 6:00pm, Auditorium R1, Realfagsbygget, Gløshaugen campus
June 18: Uppsala Univ. Creativity Day 3:00pm, Main University Bldg
Click here for more info!
Belgian Waffles: PHD comes to Brussels for a tussle as the keynote at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)'s PHD Day! Come attend the lecture or tell your friends who live in Belgium!
Details: Friday, May 28th 9:00am, Nelson Mandela-room, Campus Etterbeek, VUB, Brussels, Belgium.Open to the public!
Also! PHD is coming to Norway and Sweden this June! Stay tuned for more info on the lectures!
Goodbye, Lost: I'm glad I watched you for six years. Laswers: Jorge has gotten a lot of responses to the question posed at the end of this comic. Most of the answers go something like: "Two photons are emitted and they're identical because two photons are emitted and they're identical." Guys, you're not helping.
Update: I'm told the Ode to a Laser comic is posted on the wall of the exact lab where the laser was first built. Cool! U. Calgary: PHD comes to the U. of Calgary this Wednesday! The lecture is open to the public. Come on by or tell your friends who go to this school! Budget Comic: Due to many requests, here is a poster version of the comic: click here. Country Roads: PHD comes to NC State, Tufts, U. Kansas, West Virginia, PITT and Clemson in the next two weeks! Come on by or tell your friends who go to these schools!
April 22: West Virginia U. 6:00pm, Brooks Hall 202
April 23: U. Pittsburgh 5:30pm, Lawrence Hall 1st Floor Auditorium
April 24: Clemson U. 7:00pm, Tillman Auditorium
Click here for more info! Trivial: Apparently, we were the answer to a trivia question in BBC's quiz show, "University Challenge"!
Update: Here's the video. We're the only comic they got wrong! Undergrads... (Thanks to Henry from Queen's U. Belfast) NIU!: Procrastination comes to Northern Illinois University this Friday, March 26! Come on by or tell your friends who go to this school! Location: Altgeld Hall Auditorium, 3:30pm.
"Piled Higher and Deeper" (PhD) is the comic strip about life
(or the lack thereof) in academia. "Piled Higher and Deeper" the
comic strip has appeared in The Stanford Daily for the past nine
years, and in the MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Caltech
newspapers among others. The strip has appeared or been featured
in the journal Nature, the Chronicle of Higher Education, IEEE
Potentials magazine, Math Horizons magazine, Stanford Magazine
and Canada's The Peer Review magazine among others, and has been
linked to by USA Today's and The Washington Posts websites. Three
collections of the strips have been published: "Piled Higher and
Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection" (ISBN 0-9721695-0-4)
was first published in June 2002, and collects the first five
years of the strip; "Life is tough and then you graduate: The
second collection of Piled Higher and Deeper comic strips" (ISBN
0-9721695-2-0) was published in April 2005 and collects the sixth, seventh and eight years; "Scooped! The
Third Piled Higher and Deeper Comic Strip Collection" was published
in April 2007 (ISBN 0-9721695-3-9).
2. Literature Review
Notable reviews: "Hilarious." - The Chronicle of Higher Education
chronicle.com "You'll laugh and wince at Jorge Cham's smart comic
strip, which feels your pain, your panic, your coffee addition...
and your departmental politics." - USATODAY.com "Jorge Cham makes
the daily grind just a bit more tolerable." - Stanford Magazine
"Use this comic for procrastination or decompression, as you see
fit." - The Journal Nature "Creator Jorge Cham knows the graduate
world well enough to make fun of everything and everyone in it...
but also reminds us of the reasons why grad students chose to
study their fields in the first place." - Washingtonpost.com,
named one of the "5 comics that will make you ditch your