Piled Higher & Deeper (PhD Comic)

As I am a PhD Student in economics  it may not be surprising that I find the PhD Comic very funny. It originates from a student newspaper published at Stanford University in the US, I think. The comic is set among a group of PhD Students in computer science or thereabouts, but PhD Students (or grad students as they are called in the US) from any field, former or present, will probably recognize most of the stuff going on. To everyone else it offers a glimpse of some of the troubles most PhD Students struggles with at some point or another.

This strip and the next (click on ‘next’) addresses the financial crisis (I had to mention those). The second strip is certainly food for thought! (Any suggestions on what the graph can tell about the quality of people going into PhD studies?)

And here is the first of five consecutive strips about a visit to CERN and the largest particle accelerator in the world. The strips were published around the time when they started up a new series of experiments held to produce dooms day; not a coincident I guess.

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One Response to “Piled Higher & Deeper (PhD Comic)”

  1. hdavuluri Says:

    PhD Comics: – Piled Higher and Deeper

    Piled Higher and Deeper (also known as PhD Comics) is an amazingly hilarious newspaper and web comic strip written and drawn by Jorge Cham that follows the lives of several grad students.

    First published in the fall of 1997 when Cham was a grad student himself at Stanford, the strip deals with issues of life in graduate school, including the difficulties of scientific research, the perils of procrastination, the complex student-supervisor relationship and the endless search for free food.

    My upload includes the strips (around 1000) from 1997 to 2007. For more, check here…
    http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive_list.php

    1997 (1.01 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wteayhj5zdq/phdcomics – 1997.cbr

    1998 (5.35 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mq32mom0mzz/phdcomics – 1998.cbr

    1999 (3.64 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/znmzzzwynmz/phdcomics – 1999.cbr

    2000 (3.86 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/424t4md2dgc/phdcomics – 2000.cbr

    2001 (3.92 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/kbztkm4jz3v/phdcomics – 2001.cbr

    2002 (3.88 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/y1oynynttyz/phdcomics – 2002.cbr

    2003 ( 4.5 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/vtwnugnmoqz/phdcomics – 2003.cbr

    2004 ( 9.69 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/qzwqwjm32mz/phdcomics – 2004.cbr

    2005 ( 9.49 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/zn5rznehonz/phdcomics – 2005.cbr

    2006 (10.52 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/uezzwywynj0/phdcomics – 2006.cbr

    2007 (11.42 MB)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/qj4ynr2qjtk/phdcomics – 2007.cbr

    To read the comic, install Cdisplay – a comic book viewer:
    cdisplay.techknight.com/setup.zip

    If you like it, consider buying the books:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0972169504/phdcomics-20
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0972169520/phdcomics-20
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0972169539/phdcomics-20

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