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I am a graduate student studying astrophysics at Princeton. I received my bachelor's in physics and mathematics from Caltech (2011).


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answered Homemade Spectrometer
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awarded  Explainer
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reviewed Close surface tension versus gravity in a zero-gravity environment, size limit of water and air bubble
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answered Will an un-scattered photon go to the edge of the universe?
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reviewed Leave Open Fresnel lens magnification, convex divergence
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answered Why is the gravitational field potential scalar?
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reviewed Reviewed Acceleration of Second Leg in One Dimensional Physics?
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reviewed No Action Needed Does the photoelectric effect require a battery or a circuit?
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reviewed No Action Needed Laplace operator's interpretation
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reviewed Leave Open Does the photoelectric effect require a battery or a circuit?
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reviewed Close Determine the eletric potential energy $U(r)$ from a point charge $Q$ at a point $r$ at uniform electrostatic field $E$
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reviewed Leave Open Conservation of kinetic energy on a moving inertial frame
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reviewed Close Conservation Laws and relativity
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comment Planet order in solar system
I agree there is something here. Often properties of protoplanetary disks (surface density, dynamical timescale, etc.) change monotonically with radius, so one might expect planet properties to do the same except across qualitative changes (e.g. the ice line delineating the inner and outer solar system). The Uranus/Neptune inversion is partly why some support the Nice model.
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reviewed Leave Open Planet order in solar system
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reviewed Leave Open Temperature dependence for specific thermal diffusivity in the diffusion formula
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comment Help with equations for deflecting an asteroid
Between this question, this now-deleted question, and this question on another site I really have to wonder who is assigning all these asteroid deflection questions.
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answered Is there a specific branch of physics that studies waves?
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reviewed Leave Open How can the Big Bang singularity exist in spacetime if it has zero volume?
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reviewed Close Motion and acceleration in a straight line