AKA “The Dilbert of Academia,” Creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), the Popular Comic About Life (or the Lack Thereof) in Academia

Guest Bio

Jorge Cham is the creator of "PHD Comics" (, the ongoing comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He is also the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and a founding board member of Endeavor College Prep, a non-profit school for kids in East L.A.

He earned his Ph.D. in Robotics from Stanford University and was an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005. He is originally from Panama. His new book, "WE HAVE NO IDEA: A Guide to the Unknown Universe" is out May 8 from Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.