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No one hones in on the insanity and hilarity of the graduate student existence quite like Jorge Cham of PhD comics, which here doesn’t stand for doctor of philosophy, but Piled Higher and Deeper. Even those of us that don’t have a PhD (like moi) can relate to these comics, and that’s what makes them so wonderful.

I’m also a big fan of his work that uses graphs to illustrate the point. What could be more fun and nerdy than laughing with graphs? Nothing, I tell you!


But Jorge Cham and the PhD Comics team are not just about comics, they also produce educational videos. I’m sharing my personal favorite here about quantum computing. Enjoy!



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Every day in the month of September, we are serving up a different science artist for your viewing pleasure. Can’t get enough? Check out what was featured on this day last year: Bernardo Cesare’s MicROCKScopica.

Katie McKissick About the Author: Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. Her work can be found at Follow on Twitter @beatricebiology.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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