"Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array."
[Gordon looks dazed, and pretty exhausted, but... strangely happy. What the hell is he talking about? Has he lost it?]
Sounds like a mouthful, but it's just about short-range teleportation of heavy particles through a solid barrier. I suddenly remembered about half the damn thing last night. I just... started writing, couldn't really stop. Somewhere around page thirty I realized why I remember it so well: it was my doctorate thesis
My full name is Doctor
Gordon Freeman! I received a PhD in theoretical physics about four years ago! THAT's that I'd been remembering over all those months! Hah, let's see 'em try to relegate me to lab gofering and coffee duty at the Labs now![Action, later that afternoon, at the Happy Insomniac Coffee House]
Yyyyyyeah, hi Anna, I need three lattes, one vanilla, one hazelnut, one vanilla skinny, two pour-overs of the medium roast with a double shot in one and soy in the other, one of those organic yerba-mate things and uh... make it a large cinnamon latte with a triple-shot of espresso for me this time. It's gonna be a long day.
[Looks like mister PhD is still stuck on coffee detail after all. That order's going to take forever to fill too. Point and laugh? Strike up a conversation? Question his taste in coffee?][2% on his grad thesis, 11% total]