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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.


Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open Flux increase due to velocity?
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open Finding out the potential
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open I am unable to combine two equations in kinematics
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open Hertzian dipole in time varying electric field
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open Planatary motion of newtonian force
Nov
7
reviewed Close Rotate vector in spherical coordinates
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open Paramagnetism Spin-1/2 Particles - Partition Function
Nov
7
reviewed Close Evaluating $v$ for orbiting a golfball
Nov
7
reviewed Close How do I find the expectation value given only the eigen energy?
Nov
7
comment Could the speed of light change outside our solar system
Hipparcos measured over 100,000 stars to a median precision of 1 milliarcsecend. If that's not good enough for you, Gaia will do even better (scheduled launch next month).
Nov
6
comment What is the linearized form of relativistic hydrodynamics?
@user23660 Indeed that's just what I'm looking for. It seems the author switches from $(\rho, v, p)$ space to $(\rho, v, s)$ (which makes sense, given that one of the eigenvectors is an entropy wave), but that should be easy enough to undo. If either you or Kyle want to post as a full answer, feel free to do so.
Nov
6
comment What is the linearized form of relativistic hydrodynamics?
@KyleKanos Thanks! That's a nice thorough overview of relativistic MHD. I imagine all I can just set some values to 0 to recover the non-magnetic result, and I get the more advanced stuff along for the ride.
Nov
5
reviewed Close Setting Lagrangian
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Open Calculating Electric Field from a Potential Difference w/o Charge
Nov
5
asked What is the linearized form of relativistic hydrodynamics?
Nov
5
comment How is light created?
Related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/59213
Nov
5
reviewed No Action Needed What is the physical significance of the off-diagonal moment of inertia matrix elements?
Nov
5
reviewed Approve What is the physical significance of the off-diagonal moment of inertia matrix elements?
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Closed Good book on deriving approximate solutions from first principles?
Nov
5
reviewed Approve chemostat tag wiki excerpt