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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).

My primary interest is in general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics simulations of black hole accretion.


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comment What are these arcs in bubble chamber photos?
To be clear, are you referring to the single most prominent arc in each picture?
12h
revised Accuracy and Error of Atomic Clocks
rolled back to a previous revision
21h
comment How can I measure the ability of sunglasses to block UV radiation?
When you do find a method, be sure to test regular glasses too. (Both glass and plastic are generally rather opaque to UV, even without special treatment.)
Jun
26
comment How many human cells will get affected at the prick of a pin?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about biology not physics.
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
24
comment How to measure the wavelength of a laser pointer?
If it was at all reasonably priced and you can tell what color it is (green vs. red etc.), then you can figure it out based on what wavelengths are available for sale. Only certain wavelengths are easy to manufacture.
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open How to experimentally create an atom in a superposition of ground and excited states?
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open Tensor components multiplication vs. matrix multiplication
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open Water pressure on a floodlight in a swimming pool
Jun
24
reviewed Close Use of the conservation equation for Noether currents
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open How to measure the diameter of a thin wire?
Jun
24
reviewed Close Are LC circuits preferred as series or parallel? Why?
Jun
24
reviewed Close Trying to derive compton scattering using 4-vectors
Jun
24
reviewed Close What is the null geodesic equation?
Jun
24
reviewed Close Ground state of 1-D Ising Model
Jun
24
reviewed Close EDIT: Intuition behind divergence theorem and gravitational field
Jun
24
reviewed Close Do $p$-branes have curvature?
Jun
23
answered Why are stellar clusters useful for developing stellar evolution models?
Jun
23
revised Why are stellar clusters useful for developing stellar evolution models?
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Jun
23
comment How to derive the Schwarzschild radius?
I would actually argue that the event horizon is defined by the surface such that one can never escape from within to infinity. As it turns out, this matches the coordinate singularity in question, but it didn't have to. For example, the polar axis $\theta = 0,\pi$ is also a coordinate singularity in Schwarzschild coordinates, but it has nothing to do with the horizon.