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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.


Feb
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reviewed Approve do Higgs Bosons happen in nature all the time? Rarely? Or do they only happen when the Higgs field is excited in a particle accelerator?
Feb
1
reviewed Approve Why is acceleration expressed as m/s/s?
Feb
1
revised How long does an object experience motionlessness at the beginning of its descent?
addressed edit
Feb
1
comment How to measure distances to stars by means of spectroscopic parallaxes?
Just to be clear, astronomy and astrophysics are decidedly on-topic for this site. Questions about amateur observing techniques might get a better audience on the other site, and this site doesn't do recommendations for what commercial products to purchase, but everything else is fine here.
Feb
1
answered How long does an object experience motionlessness at the beginning of its descent?
Jan
31
reviewed Close Determining a person's sight from his speech
Jan
31
reviewed Close Some basic questions related to electricity
Jan
31
comment What is the constant $K_1$ in these orbital equations?
@RomanPodolski Indeed, soon enough you should be able to self-answer, and this is encouraged :)
Jan
31
reviewed Leave Open What is the constant $K_1$ in these orbital equations?
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
31
reviewed Reject How two photons interfere in a double slit experiment
Jan
31
reviewed Approve How two photons interfere in a double slit experiment
Jan
30
comment Faster than light galaxies/clusters?
Nice! This is the most clear and succinct explanation of the phenomenon I've ever seen.
Jan
30
revised Faster than light galaxies/clusters?
tex-ified math; "t+1" -> "t+d+1" fix
Jan
30
reviewed Leave Closed Information about fields and superfields
Jan
30
reviewed Approve Tension in string due to surface tension
Jan
30
comment Do we have magnetic monopole? Is charge, according to yesterdays paper on Nature by Ray-Roukokoski-Kandel-Möttönen-Hall (30.01.14) quantized?
"As everybody here knows, Maxwell's equation would look more beautiful if a magnetic charge were present." -- Actually, the covariant form of the equations, $\partial_\nu F^{\mu\nu} = J^\mu$ and $\partial_{[\lambda} F_{\mu\nu]} = 0$, are quite beautiful without magnetic charges mucking things up.
Jan
30
reviewed Close What is difference between Inertial mass and gravitational mass
Jan
30
comment compressed/compressive sensing, sensor placement
Cross-posted to Signal Processing: dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/14093/… In general cross posting is discouraged on the network. Also, this question is probably more suited there, as it seems to be an applied math problem through and through.
Jan
30
reviewed Leave Open Ideally speaking, will a rolling disk with no slipping come to a stop because of friction from the ground?