Archive for October 16th, 2007

The geeks out there are already familiar with the lolcats meme. In a nutshell, these are silly photos of kittens with even sillier captions written in deliberately poor English (e.g. `I can has cheezburger?‘). Recently a blogger at Rum and Monkey put up his own version: lolphysicists. My favourite is the Einstein photo with the […]


So you’re in your final year as an undergraduate and you’re applying to PhD positions in US graduate programs in theoretical physics. You’ve been a good undergrad, so you’ve done your share of undergraduate research. But all your reserach experience is in experimental physics… perhaps not even in the same subfield. How do you incorporate […]