02 April 2012

Physics classroom blackboard

A screencap from the Coen brothers' 2009 film "A Serious Man" (the image has been manipulated for the movie by extending the board vertically).  Official trailer.

I have not seen the movie and am not necessarily recommending it, though I have enjoyed their other movies.  Posted because the scene above was filmed at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), to which my family has longstanding ties.

Via Reddit.


  1. Hah, I don't remember that visual.

    I thought it a very good movie, but YMMV. Not a lot happens. Those of the Judaic persuasion will probably pick up a lot of inside jokes.

  2. Looks like college to me. The board was a little shorter with a giant slide rule over the top (which got used two or three times at best as it required a step-stool to reach).

  3. Looks to me like the prof is saying, "Any questions? Good. This material will be on Friday's mid-term exam."


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