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Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:04 am
by Novneet.Sume
Im a current senior in India to pursue grad study in US or Europe. I’ve been lurking this forum for the last year. Ive seen much helpful information, but Ive also seen the user physicsdude bully other users for a long time. Someone needs to tell him off. Now I realize Fritz behave exactly like physicsdude and Fritz seems to identified hisself in his posts AS A PROF at a school many of you will apply to!!!

Here is virtual proof that fritz = physicsdude = prof. See if you can find the prof below.

Physicsdude has deleted his posts, but I remember they all had 5 main themes.
1] He sometimes says hes a Princeton or Harvard student and other times an admission prof.
2] Hes in astronomy.
3] He often debates about use of rankings.
4] He often mentions Ohio State.
5] He is very mean to others, especially twistor, quizivex and grae131.

Here is some physicsdude posts that survived as quotes from other students:
physicsdude wrote:Chill, shouravv. If somebody is stupid enough to use this piece of s**t to make any decisions, they deserve to get screwed. It is a simple Darwinism.
It seems to have gotten the Santa Cruz losers excited, though:
http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/press_r ... p?pid=2550
No wonder people here are so obsssed with rankings, when even actual scientists will issue a press release based on such lousy analysis. I guess their motivation is quite clear:
physicsdude wrote:Hi forecast8,…
You should also realize that kids here revere admissionprof, as he/she
(no, I don't know neither) is the only grown-up who takes them seriously, sort of. After all, these are people who have to ask on internet where to go to graduate school.

And, by the way, I am also an admission prof in a Top 10 physics program. I was just pretending to be an obnoxius undergrad from Princeton to have fun with the kids here But quiz, I meant everything I said about Princeton Plasma Lab.
physicsdude wrote:… Relax, Max, it is a small community indeed. And I probably know at least as much about graduate programs as you do, and unlike you, I have actually taken a look at that particular piece of crap discussed here. Santa Cruz is certainly a good place, but issuing a press release based on such obviously bad data was a loser thing to do and reveals a deep-seated inferiority complex (or a desperate attempt to get some extra money from the administration).
Here are some responses to physicsdudes (deleted) posts that show you how mean he was. You can search them to see.
excel wrote:Physicsdude, if you are indeed a faculty member, I am disappointed that you would think taunting and abusing students who are stressed in connection to the career-defining admission process an acceptable and responsible form of humor.
grae313 wrote:you really are a prick, aren't you? It's not just an act with you.
littlemonster wrote:@ physicsdude
nobody is stalking you buddy-- lets just chill out a bit.
fermiboy wrote:prick
fermiboy wrote:I love physicsdude's post. "Why am I a prick?" Then he answers his own question.
fermiboy wrote:physicsdude: Me go to Ivy League school. Me have first author publication, and it's not my first first author publication. Me so busy working on my non first first author publication that me don't have time for this forum, but me keep posting. People who post on here a lot are losers. Repeat.
RG wrote:last year ther was devilzadvocate, this year we have physicsdude!
Do you guys come from the same family or may be you guys are twins.
fermiguy wrote:
physicsdude wrote:… Edit: I forgot to add that given all the info many kids have posted here and the info I have as an admission prof, it was quite easy to ID a whole bunch of the regulars here. But don't worry, your secret is safe.
... And as for IDing a bunch of people here... I dare you to do that... Because of confidentiality rules (as I am sure you are aware of) doing something like that is grounds for termination from your job. Then again, you are a nutbar so I wouldn't put it past you... Although... I don't think anyone here applied to University of Physicsdude's Basement!
Guess whos secret aint safe much longer! :twisted:

So now lets take look at Fritz.Zwicky.
The first thing on this “new users” mind is astronomy rankings, not the GRE, SOP or other…
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Hi all, a new guy here, applying to astronomy. I am confused about this ranking controversy. I tried to read that astro-ph paper, but I could not figure out how it was relevant for chosing which graduate program to go to? Also, some places had huge shifts between the two tables.
Look who comes to answer his own question.
physicsdude wrote:Hi Fritz, as already said here, that is because it is not relevant, even if it was not based on wrong data (again, Princeton with 150 papers published over a decade ) That particular statistics has nothing to do with your likely success in graduate program…
This ironicaly was physicsdudes last post and from then on, Fritz became an active poster.

Look what thread Fritz started:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Has anybody heard about any astronomy decisions yet?
Impatient Fritz
Must Wants to see when OSUs competitors are sending notification :o
And guess what… physicsdude made the same thread last year, 366 days ago to be exact…

And now things get very interesting… ;) Check the link.
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:I am still puzzled that OSU astronomy would admit people even before their deadline, but I guess they can do whatever they want (I am happy for you, Valkyrie, just trying to figure out how that works). Anyway, all my stuff seems to be in, so we will see what happens.

I was looking around their site and found this:
How to choose a graduate program in astronomy: advice from the other side
Some of it might be useful, but overall it seems weird and complicated. And I don't get the guy's sense of humor.
Grumpy Fritz
What a nice resume. He was at both Princeton and Harvard. Nobody else gets his humor either... But at least he doesnt harrass nervous applicants for fun??!?!?! :evil:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Is that OSU physics or astronomy? If astronomy, I would just e-mail the guy and asked, he seemed pretty responsive.
…and he has a great sense of humor too. :lol:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:A person here was just admitted to OSU astronomy. No word for Fritz. Fritz is sad
Just email that nice, responsive guy.
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:I think UT is a good astronomy program, and I have at least a slight twinge of regret I have not applied there, but let's not start "cooking the numbers" because they have admitted you:

Caltech: 25 faculty/25 graduate students (+spirit of Fritz)
OSU: 20 faculty/26 graduate students
Princeton: 17 faculty/22 graduate students

just quickly looking at some of the astronomy websites.
Fritz "I Still Can Count" Zwicky
Just “quickly” browsing internet, happens to stumble on Ohio State again.

Here we go again:
alistar wrote:Ive come up with some new raking based on the number of Hubble fellowships each department has received… Here is my ranking based on this measure:
Etc…
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:How about doing the same thing, but only since 2000? I don't really care if some department was strong (Hubble Fellowship-producing) in 1990, I want to know who is producing them now.
Fritz "There Should Be a Fellowship Named After Me" Zwicky
Why would he suggest such a reranking? why 2000? Maybe to make his program looks better?

So Alistar tabulated new rank. But Fritz wasnt pleased:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Ohio State seems to be missing from your list, with 5 Hubble Fellows since 2000 (I did not check the other fellowships).
Promoting his program isnt wrong. his attitude is. Fritz then had a vulgur feud with twistor, on the "Cornell admissions" thread, just like he did last spring. Then he insulted quizivex (for the 100th time) on the “Am I scrwed thread”.

Almost makes me not want to come to the US if people like this are profs in charge.
Cheers, Novneet.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:49 am
by twistor
Whoa...

You certainly have been compiling evidence for awhile.

The only problem is that Fritz says he is applying to astronomy, so how can he be a professor?

I do appreciate the irony in your post, though.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:08 pm
by Novneet.Sume
Hes not applying. Hes using that as excuse to participate in the forums, so that he can debate rankings, praise Ohio State, ask others about their status to monitor the reply dates of competing schools, and mess with worried students.

Fritz=Physicsdude. Physicsdude the last season acted like he was a senior undergrad at Princeton applying and said he will go to HArvard for grad school (before anyone else on the forum heard from them I will add). If he really was a student, he would not be back on the forum this season acting like senior undergrad again.

He openly said he was an admission prof sometimes too. He did that to amuse himself becuase he knew nobody would believe him. But it is true. And we already know hes at OSU. And Fritz posts a link to a page written by admission prof at OSU... :idea:

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:51 pm
by pqortic
if that is the case, he got a wrong place cuz this site has around 1500 members and at most 100 of them are applying for 2009. even middle ranked schools receive more than 200 applications and this huge amount of energy/time really doesn't worth it.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:52 pm
by quizivex
Whoooooa!!! Physicsdouche just got pwned! I always thought something was fishy about him. I remember one time when people were debating whether or not profs were on the site, admissionprof and condmatprof came to the forum, and physicsdude wrote something like, "Wouldn’t it be funny if this were like that movie <forget the name> and most the people on here were professors?"

I remember many of his posts verbatim because I bore the brunt of 99% of his abuse… he couldn’t write a single post without throwing in an insult at me. So many of his comments were BS. Looking back, no wonder he deleted all his posts… many of them actually did point to him being a prof, and physicsdude and Fritz talked about the same things in the same language… He just got a bit too reckless when he posted a link to his own page. Ah tooooo bad. Nice work, Novneet.Sume.

Twice he insinuated he had been admitted to a school before anyone else on the forum had heard from them. He said something like, "All you poor ivy-league wannabees, just want to remind you I’m already where you want to be (go Tigers) and will continue to be for grad school (go Crimson)…" bla bla bla. Turns out he was a student/postdoc at both of these places… just not this decade. I thought he was a fake last spring, but I never imagined he was actually a prof until today!

On the thread where I defended GhanaRules and said he deserves a second chance even if he has to hide what he did, fritz wrote:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Michael, oh Michael, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Fritz "I See Dead Cheaters" Zwicky
This was the first time Fritz commented on one of my posts. How could he hate my comment enough to go through my old posts, identify what program I was going to, and find my name through the PPPL grad program website? I always had a hunch that physicsdude would do the same thing when the program updates our website… and I was expecting him to make some type of reference to my name or undergrad school (or facebook profile) to get a reaction out of me. No, I was not clever enough to realize Fritz=Physicsdude, but it should have crossed my mind, especially after this post:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:And I am not a psychologist, but it is pretty clear that the Princeton dude has done his share of cheating himself, based on what he writes here.
That’s typical physicsdude, making abrupt insults with no evidence at all… just like this post from November:
physicsdude wrote:… your presence here is valuable for a simple reason: it shows people that you can be a racist retarded redneck even while attending Ivy League physics program.
Too bad this thread won’t get much attention since it is in the lounge. I think the users who were here last spring would enjoy seeing this loser get revealed.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:11 pm
by pqortic
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:I am still puzzled that OSU astronomy would admit people even before their deadline, but I guess they can do whatever they want.
I was looking around their site and found this:
How to choose a graduate program in astronomy: advice from the other side
Some of it might be useful, but overall it seems weird and complicated. And I don't get the guy's sense of humor.
Grumpy Fritz
and here is an advice of that page: "Ask for advice on the Internet from a bunch of people you have never met, and whose real names you don't even know"

this thread remembers me Sherlock Holmes stories :wink: .

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:33 pm
by Fritz.Zwicky
This is so cool :lol: There I was, getting nervous about being admitted somewhere, and it turns out I'm an astronomy professor already.

Congratulations on discovering some of my identities, but there are still several you have not discovered :D Here is a hint: look for anybody who mentions OSU.

(I know I said I won't be posting anymore, but how could I resist? This site rocks)

Fritz "physicsdude" Zwicky

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:34 pm
by PoincareSection
quizivex wrote:
On the thread where I defended GhanaRules and said he deserves a second chance even if he has to hide what he did, fritz wrote:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Michael, oh Michael, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Fritz "I See Dead Cheaters" Zwicky
This was the first time Fritz commented on one of my posts. How could he hate my comment enough to go through my old posts, identify what program I was going to, and find my name through the PPPL grad program website? I always had a hunch that physicsdude would do the same thing when the program updates our website… and I was expecting him to make some type of reference to my name or undergrad school (or facebook profile) to get a reaction out of me.
Wow that is creepy that he would do that. When he said that, I thought "WTF is he talking about? Who's Michael? Some random dude I guess..."

Typical example of what happens to your brain when you spend more time with books than you do with people.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:47 pm
by Helio
Lol we are setting digital monument to people that insult us

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:56 pm
by twistor
(cues "Thus Sprach Zarathurstra")

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:01 pm
by Fritz.Zwicky
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Es tut mir Leid) (you had a spelling error there, Twator :) )

Fritz "call me physicsdude" Zwicky

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:14 pm
by excel
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Thus Sprach Zarathustra (you had a spelling error there, Twator :) )

Fritz "call me physicsdude" Zwicky
I vaguely remember physicsdude calling twistor "twator".

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:14 pm
by Helio
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Thus Sprach Zarathustra (you had a spelling error there, Twator :) )

Fritz "call me physicsdude" Zwicky
stick to one language, not two for titles please

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:28 pm
by twistor

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:51 pm
by Fritz.Zwicky
Michael, oh Michael, I love your facebook profile! You're so handsome, no wonder girls can't stay away from you.

Fritz "also known as physicsdude and others as well" Zwicky

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:19 pm
by quizivex
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Michael, oh Michael, I love your facebook profile! You're so handsome, no wonder girls can't stay away from you.

Fritz "also known as physicsdude and others as well" Zwicky
I might as well post my FB profile pic... afterall it does have an astronomy theme that the people here should appreciate... and it's hot too. :wink:

Image

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:20 pm
by twistor
Why is your arm jizzing lightning?

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:22 pm
by Fritz.Zwicky
F*ck, man, I was just kidding, I have no idea about your facebook profile! Somebody take that down, it hurts my eyes :shock:

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:26 pm
by quizivex
twistor wrote:Why is your arm jizzing lightning?
Huh?
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:F*ck, man, I was just kidding, I have no idea about your facebook profile! Somebody take that down, it hurts my eyes
I didn't think you did see it... I just figured it'd be possible since you were at Princeton and if you were registered on FB as an alum you could've seen the profile if you wanted to. Just recently I realized you can imbed pics into posts on teh forum, so when the topic of Facebook came up I thought it'd be cool to post the pic for the he!! of it :D

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:30 pm
by Fritz.Zwicky
quizivex wrote:I just figured it'd be possible since you were at Princeton and if you did register as an alum you could've seen the profile if you wanted to.
So you are actually saying you believe that story Fritz=physicsdude=astronomy prof? I thought you were just yanking my chain. Holy mother of god! :shock:

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:31 pm
by abeboparebop
His arm isn't jizzing lightning, it's jizzing a tornado.

The tornado is jizzing lightning.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:32 pm
by twistor
quizivex wrote:
twistor wrote:Why is your arm jizzing lightning?
Huh?
Your arm seems to spewing a supernatural storm from its elbow joint.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:53 pm
by trani
nice 6-pack :wink:

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:46 pm
by twistor
I just noticed that "Fritz Zwicky" rhymes with "***, sticky."

Just sayin' ...

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:21 am
by nathan12343
quizivex wrote:
Fritz.Zwicky wrote:Michael, oh Michael, I love your facebook profile! You're so handsome, no wonder girls can't stay away from you.

Fritz "also known as physicsdude and others as well" Zwicky
I might as well post my FB profile pic... afterall it does have an astronomy theme that the people here should appreciate... and it's hot too. :wink:

Image

This is completely ridiculous, you totally made my night.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:49 am
by twistor
The fractal die really brings out your lightning arm.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:24 pm
by zxcv
Holy ***, that actually is your FB pic.

I'm only pseudonymous also, but I trust nobody really cares enough to figure out who I am. Unless they want to get me kicked out of grad school for cheating...

As for "Fritz=physicsdude=astronomy prof" I'm not entirely sure. I do think the first equality is quite likely/possible, but I highly doubt he's a prof. We need some IP address detective work from the moderators. grae313?

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:24 pm
by twistor
Here's an equation everyone can understand:

Censorship + posting ips = dead forum.

Re: Fritz "Physicsdude" Zwicky is a PROF where youre applying!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:42 am
by WontonBurritoMeals
(Dead forum - posting ips)/Censorship = 1

...

I don't quite follow.

May the wind be always at your back,
-WontonBurritomeals