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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).


Jul
17
revised How to properly construct the electromagnetic tensor in curved space-time?
pictures -> latex
Jul
17
comment Is a “shift in the meaning” of Accuracy and Precision occurring?
lol. Unlike French, English is not dictated by the whims of a committee. Who do the authors of that document think they are?
Jul
17
revised GPS Satellite - Special Relativity
GR doesn't apply unless we are also including gravitational time dilation
Jul
16
comment $\Delta^+$ decay in GZK process
@user12262 I also threw in some formatting. If I clobbered it too much, just roll back the edit.
Jul
16
revised $\Delta^+$ decay in GZK process
formatting
Jul
15
reviewed Close Gauss's Law for a Uniformly Charged Solid Sphere
Jul
15
comment How does throttling effect the upstream flow?
Mathjax tip: Instead of $...$, use $$...$$; then you don't need blank lines buffering the equation, and more importantly it doesn't try to squeeze things vertically to fit inline. (Nice answer by the way :)
Jul
15
reviewed Close what is the reflective index of given liquid?
Jul
15
comment How hot is aurora?
Note also that a plasma need not have all components at the same temperature. That paper also says there is a non-thermal population of electrons, and certainly the atoms and nuclei could be at other temperatures still.
Jul
14
reviewed Close About Stellar Evolution
Jul
14
reviewed Close how does a lizard walk on vertical walls?
Jul
14
reviewed Close Blocks crushing blocks
Jul
14
reviewed Leave Open Is the expansion accelerating or decelerating?
Jul
14
comment Space Warps & Frame Invariance
FYI that's a crackpot paper written by known charlatans. Life is too short to waste reading anything they write.
Jul
14
reviewed No Action Needed Ball thrown from a moving train
Jul
14
reviewed No Action Needed What's the relationship between weakly hypercharged bosons and Higgs bosons?
Jul
14
comment Why do co-rotating vortices coalesce, but not counter-rotating ones?
@MSalters I believe "viscous shearing" is exactly what the OP is looking for; you should post it as an answer.
Jul
14
reviewed Close What is the significance of 'adiabatic invariants' and what role do they play in plasma physics?
Jul
14
reviewed Leave Open Calculate Euler equations of fluid dynamics without division?
Jul
14
reviewed Close What are some unanswered questions in electromagnetism?