Archive for July 6th, 2006

Today I sat in on Yasunori Nomura‘s summer reading course (a continuation from this past spring semester). For those who aren’t familiar with the idea, reading courses–which aren’t necessarily officially credited–are courses, is the American Idol/Star Search/Survivor gauntlet that theory graduate students must go through to “prove themselves” to potential advisors. Unlike other sciences and […]

Futurama Moment


In high school I never really liked Matt Groening’s Futurama, while it was geeky, it didn’t quite have the universal appeal of The Simpsons. To its credit, however, Futurama, has had its moments, including guest appearances by the likes of Stephen Hawking and Al Gore (though I think they were both in the same episode). […]