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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.


Dec
16
answered Dynamic equations for propagation of light through dust
Dec
15
answered Relation between Entropy and Temperature
Dec
15
reviewed Leave Closed Why are we using water pipe instead of air pipe to warm our houses?
Dec
15
revised Plane waves - EM wave
edited tags
Dec
15
answered How does covariant derivative act on Christoffel Symbols?
Dec
14
revised Infinite dimensional vector spaces vs. the dual space
fixed small error
Dec
14
reviewed Leave Open Relativity and light speed communication
Dec
14
reviewed Leave Open Applying Statistical Mechanics to Formulate Corrosion (Rusting)
Dec
14
comment How can we be Certain that Dark Matter Exists if we Cannot See it or Directly Detect It?
I feel like this should be a duplicate of something, but not the linked question. In fact, almost none of the evidence we have for dark matter comes from our own galaxy.
Dec
14
reviewed Leave Open How can we be Certain that Dark Matter Exists if we Cannot See it or Directly Detect It?
Dec
14
reviewed Close Good references for mathematics of sound attenuation?
Dec
14
reviewed Close Why don't we take force proportional to velocity?
Dec
14
answered Raising and lowering indices of the Levi-Civita epsilon symbol in two dimensions
Dec
14
reviewed Leave Open Raising and lowering indices of the Levi-Civita epsilon symbol in two dimensions
Dec
14
reviewed Leave Open What does observation mean in two-slit electron diffraction experiment?
Dec
14
reviewed Close Where did the Word 'Physics' Come From?
Dec
14
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
14
answered Infinite dimensional vector spaces vs. the dual space
Dec
14
comment What does this stellar mass distribution mean?
This agrees with my comments on the question, where I used Chabrier for the high-mass end.
Dec
14
comment What does this stellar mass distribution mean?
Similar with 8+ $M_\odot$ stars (if these are what your diagram calls "supergiants"): Chabrier says out of 1+ $M_\odot$ stars they should be 0.03% by number, 0.3% by mass, and your diagram has them at 3%. Again, Chabrier is way off from your diagram, but the mass interpretation is less off. It's also entirely possible I'm making a computational mistake...