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What ever happened to this dude?

  1. May 27, 2014 #1
    I found this on the Googles while searching for band structure experiments.

    http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar/hall.html


    anyone know whatever happened to this poor guy? Maybe some one should tell Wisconsin they are providing us with great entertainment....
     
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  3. May 27, 2014 #2

    George Jones

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    He is now a software engineer at Google.

    Helpful trick: in steps, remove the last bits of a URL to reveal more general results, e.g., trying

    http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar

    reveals the name Lucas Kovar. Googling this name pulls up his LinkedIn stuff, which shows what he does now.
     
  4. May 30, 2014 #3

    interhacker

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    Lol. Way to stalk the guy. :biggrin:
     
  5. Jun 4, 2014 #4
    Absolute hoot...thanks for bringing back some horrid memories of the lab.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2014 #5
    whoa, jmeps! Did you create an account just to answer this post? Have you feelings changed on that old project?
     
  7. Jun 8, 2014 #6

    Dr Transport

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    I remember showing this website to two of my professors in graduate school, my adviser almost peed his pants laughing, the other failed to find the humor in it at all....

    I still laugh at it to this day because I spend more time writing code than doping real physics...
     
  8. Jun 9, 2014 #7
    Answer to first question, no.

    Answer to second one, no.

    It's not the subject matter, it's the presentation. Most amusing.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2014 #8

    OmCheeto

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    That was quite good. I like his graph. It reminds me of the data I acquired from doing a couple of experiments on my solar panels, inspired by a PF question on the subject. I decided that solar panels must be evil quantum devices, as every time I observed the data, it moved, and thus, I'm still uncertain how they really work. :tongue:


    Oh dear. The things I learn, when trying to verify my wittiness: "The uncertainty principle has been frequently confused with the observer effect, evidently even by its originator, Werner Heisenberg."
    :redface:
     
  10. Jun 15, 2014 #9
    This guy really has a way with words.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2014 #10

    OmCheeto

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    Interesting. I'm a fan of the Lytro camera, which is where Chroot used to work, and one of my FB fans just got a job there. I was going to tell him to look up Chroot, and tell him hi for me, but I see that Chroot now also works at Google.

    What a small, and wonderful world.



    obligatory Om jingle :smile:
     
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