Friday, August 01, 2014
After our applied math seminars, we have coffee and cookies (and other pastries, or "cakes" as they are known in the UK) in the common room. Earlier this year, after a particularly frustrating seminar, one of my colleagues uttered the memorable line "I'm going to have a fucking cookie. I earned it." (We all earned it. It was awful.) But the best (and most memorable) post-seminar piece of snark that I have ever heard occurred during my postdoc years at Caltech and came from the mouth of Catalin Turc: "His theory is retarded."