zxcv- I didn't know that. @.@
Yeah, but there were TWO people who wrote the book with him. Dr. D-erek K-imball is my advisor.
The moral of the story is: NOTHING IS SAFE FROM GOOGLE.
I just get to hear a lot of great stories about Dmitry all of the time, even better of course because K-imball has an almost perfect mock-russian accent. K-imball just had his first kid and Dmitry was kind of scaring his wife before he knew her well. Before she left, he told her, "Never undestimate the importance of D-erek's Physics," in kind of a russian megalomanic tone. Anyway, she found it amusing.
I just know that it's pretty hard to find a good advisor, but that Dr. Budker seems to be respectful, and takes life with a bit of humor.
One more anecdote: I asked my advisor what the book was for, "It isn't really structured well as a complete textbook. What class would it be for? But it's not really a reference book because mainly it has lots of problems in it. It's not really a book of problems either because it has too much reference stuff in it. So what kind of book is it?"
"Uh... I dunno! Let me check the introduction. I think the introduction was well-written. Maybe I wrote it..."
*Looks through it without a definite answer*
"Well basically, we would run into problems that we couldn't solve so we'd solve them and then write them down in the book."
May the wind be always at your back,
-Wonton Burrito Meals