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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.


Apr
22
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
21
reviewed Close The relation between electric and magnetic potential equation
Apr
21
reviewed Close What is the dimension of the solution for Laplace's equation between two cylinders?
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open Neutron star: escape velocity
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open How does gravity affect sound waves?
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open System of two harmonic oscillators and its quantum partition function
Apr
21
comment Why U235 over U238?
I guess so, but for all I know some grad student somewhere manipulated 30 pages of QFT symbols to show heuristically that this is to be expected. And even if not, the result should be calculable in principle if not in practice.
Apr
21
answered Why U235 over U238?
Apr
19
reviewed Close Calculating Time to reach a given velocity knowing force of thrust
Apr
19
answered Can a hypothetical universe have more than 2 types of dimensions: spatial and temporal?
Apr
19
reviewed Leave Open Can a hypothetical universe have more than 2 types of dimensions: spatial and temporal?
Apr
17
comment What are the tidal effects of Io on Jupiter?
"But I think the effect is more complicated than that, affecting the isosurface of equipotential" -- honestly, altering the equipotential surface is all tides directly do. On Earth's oceans, the presence of the continents together with the thinness of the ocean hampers the response to this forcing, resulting in complex patterns as detailed here, but I can't see this mattering for Jupiter.
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open Derivation of Interaction energy of Dipole - Induced Dipole Interaction
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open Normal distribution of x, xdot
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open Why is the “real” gauge group of the standard model $SU(3) \times SU(2) \times U(1) /N$?
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open How to get from $E_8 \rightarrow E_7 \rightarrow E_6 \rightarrow …$
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open How many digits of Pi are required in physics?
Apr
17
reviewed Close showing that polytropic exponent n = 5/3 corresponds to an isentropic process for a monoatomic ideal gas
Apr
17
reviewed Reviewed Integrating entropy on an arbitrary boundary
Apr
17
reviewed Reviewed How to calculate the normal force exerted by a fulcrum off-center?