The Webcomic Guide to Quantum Physics

Last year, Jorge Cham of the webcomic Piled Higher and Deeper (a.k.a. PhD comics) combined animation with expert interviews to explain the Higgs Boson and black body radiation. Now, he's trying his hand at quantum physics – a subject, he admits, he is somewhat mystified by. » 6/12/13 7:10am 6/12/13 7:10am

The Webcomic Guide to Black Body Radiation and the Colors of the Stars

Earlier this year, Jorge Cham of the webcomic PhD Comics explained the Higgs Boson by combining narration from physicists with his own artwork. In his latest video, The Fingerprint of Stars, Jon Swift, Ben Montet, and Melodie Kao of CalTech's John Johnson Exoplanets Laboratory explain why different stars appear to be… » 12/15/12 10:30am 12/15/12 10:30am

We twiddled the knobs until it worked: What grad student science…

Grad students in every field develop a linguistic armor against uncomfortable scrutiny. Fortunately, where lab-bound research monkeys are concerned, PhD Comics' Jorge Cham is here to translate, explaining when grad students left work to grab a couple beers and when they just don't want you protesting their lab. » 3/11/12 12:00pm 3/11/12 12:00pm