In case you’re unfamiliar with the TV sitcom series “The Big Bang Theory” (and we’re guessing you are) it’s about the relationship between two socially awkward physicists working at CalTech and their ditzy blonde neighbor. Basically, a sitcom version of Beauty and the Geek.
Apparently, our very own physics professor, George Smoot, wrote to the producers of the show and requested to be featured on an episode. Smoot won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 2006 for his work on cosmic microwave background radiation. He’s basically the man responsible for cementing the Big Bang Theory.
In the episode, Smoot plays himself, a god to the stars of the show, who travel up to SF to hear him speak. Smoot claims that he’s a fan of the show, since it’s about his life of work (and we’re guessing the only show to be, ever).
Editor’s Note: Post updated for accuracy.
The Big Bang Theory – Doctor George Smoot [YouTube]