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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.


Mar
25
reviewed Leave Open Quantum GMT and no-communication theorem
Mar
25
reviewed Close Can other animals see black differently?
Mar
25
reviewed Close Which is likely to experience a superelastic collision? (Multiple Choice)
Mar
25
reviewed Close Need definition of symmetric and antisymmetric tensor representations of a Lie algebra
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Open Effective Coulomb barrier for deuteron
Mar
25
reviewed Close Motion in a plane - maximum velocity with which ball is projected from incline plane
Mar
25
reviewed Close Use of Stochastic Calculus in Physics
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Open Ejected Photoelectrons
Mar
25
revised What would it be like “inside” a star?
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Mar
25
comment Where else is there fire?
@mmesser314 Silicates are formed in interstellar space, where there are only a few atoms per cubic centimeter. Oxidation occurs throughout the cosmos; rapid oxidation in a dense atmosphere (i.e. a flame) not so much.
Mar
23
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
23
revised Most True to Life Physics & Biology Simulation Engine?
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
answered Most True to Life Physics & Biology Simulation Engine?
Mar
23
answered Black hole repulsion mechnism
Mar
22
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use the grand canonical ensemble for a photon gas?
Mar
22
comment Why do we lift our feet when we walk?
Well, the physics is that it's more energy-efficient to walk at most speeds in most terrain, the biophysics is that it's less wear-and-tear-inducing to walk in such circumstances, and the biology is that we didn't evolve adapted to moving on ice sheets. Take your pick which avenue you want. I personally don't think this has to move; just realize physics only has part of the answer, and you may want a bio perspective.
Mar
22
reviewed Looks OK What is the use of degree in Celsius/Fahrenheit scales?
Mar
22
reviewed Approve What exactly is wind?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open How do I take take the partial derivatives of the general solution to the TDSE for a free particle?