What the heck ever happened to the interview with Aubrey de Grey? To answer the poll: I expect to live until I'm turned into gray goo.
Or did you mean. . . de Grey goo? [sound of horses neighing]
What can a (new/junior) graduate student do when his advisor his passing on his work as the work of the more senior graduate student or a postdoc. I understand that senior graduate students are in need of good academic publications. But passing a junior student's work as someone else's work in unacceptable.
On the other hand, a junior student needs the help of faculty later on when he will be graduating. So, it is difficult to oppose this injustice. Specially in this economy, when just leaving the school is not an option for all. And changing the advisor (especially the one who is highly reputed in academia) is not seen as good thing in the department.
How can one deal with such advisors?
Here are a doublet of papers for an undergraduate laboratory demonstrating Bell's Inequality and and entangled photons. The whole apparatus (detailed in the second paper) is estimated to cost USD 15k circa 2002, so the optical elements have probably come down in price since then.
1. Entangled photons, nonlocality, and Bell inequalities in the undergraduate laboratory. [American Journal of Physics 70, 903 (2002)], Dietrich Dehlinger, MW Mitchell. http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0205171/
2. Entangled photon apparatus for the undergraduate laboratory. [American Journal of Physics 70, 898 (2002)], Dietrich Dehlinger, MW Mitchell. http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0205172/
How did microsoft get around the embargo?
They aren't a company, man. They're their own frickn' weather system. They just need the coriolis force the tell them which way to spin.