The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL III)


Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists in their own field (M).



  1. True, but because I’m cross-disciplinary. The archaeologists understand my historical questions; the engineers understand the hydrodynamics. The other way around–not so much.

  2. Yup, I got one of these, PhD in Computer Science which involves formal logic and python programming in model checking, I give presentations and eyes glaze over.

  3. Well, molecular biologists that I talk to don’t really understand the G-quadruplex phenomenon, or if they do, they treat it as if I did research in invisible-unicorn-Santa-Claus-ology. That might count!

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