Jorge Cham


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May 01, 1976

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Jorge Cham is a Chinese-Panamanian post-doc best known for his popular newspaper and web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics). He first started drawing PhD Comics as a graduate student at Stanford University, and has since been syndicated in several university newspapers and in three published book collections.

Jorge Cham received his Bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech in 1997, and earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford. He subsequently worked at Caltech as an instructor and as a researcher on neural prosthetics.

In 2005, Cham began an invited speaking tour of over 80 major universities delivering his talk titled "The Power of Procrastination". In this lecture, Cham talks about his experiences creating the comic str
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We Have No Idea: A Guide to...

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4.26 avg rating — 2,877 ratings — published 2017 — 30 editions
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Piled Higher and Deeper: A ...

4.18 avg rating — 536 ratings — published 2002
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PhD Chapter 2: Life is Toug...

4.32 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2005
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PhD Chapter 3: Scooped!

4.37 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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PhD Chapter 4: Academic Sti...

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PhD Chapter 5: Adventures i...

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Piled Higher and Deeper 20t...

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Prof. Smith’s Rules For Adv...

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The Power of Procrastination

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“Mass is the property of objects that makes them resist changes in velocity. Simply”
Jorge Cham, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

“this is mathematical speculation by a bunch of overcaffeinated theorists.”
Jorge Cham, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

“A single gram of antiparticles combined with a gram of normal particles would release more than 40 kilotonnes of explosive force, which is more than twice as powerful as the atomic bombs dropped by the United States in WWII. A normal household raisin weighs about a gram, so a raisin plus anti-raisin combination would be a dehydrated weapon of mass fruitation.”
Jorge Cham, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe



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