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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.


May
20
reviewed Leave Open Electric field of two infinitely long and thin, straight wires
May
20
reviewed Close what size puddle does a gallon of water produce?
May
20
reviewed Leave Open String wrapping around a motionless cylinder
May
20
reviewed Leave Open Is MOND dead or still being actively researched?
May
20
reviewed Close Does the Holographic Principle explain Dark Energy?
May
20
reviewed Close Matrix elements of four-quark operators
May
20
reviewed Leave Open On the foundations of quantum physics
May
20
comment Is MOND dead or still being actively researched?
There is something like one MOND paper posted to arxiv every week or so, which makes it more active in an absolute sense than my entire research field.
May
19
revised Do holes have physical existence?
grammar; tags
May
16
answered numerical galaxy morphology classification scheme
May
14
answered Filming light in slo mo
May
11
awarded  Nice Answer
May
10
reviewed Approve Why do some impact craters have an elevation in the center?
May
6
comment Magnetic monopoles and special relativity
In relativity, B is not a vector field, and monopoles are extremely unnatural (they are the diagonal terms in an otherwise antisymmetric tensor). This whole "just add a monopole to Maxwell" philosophy only works accidentally in non-relativistic settings.
May
6
answered Principle of Sufficient Reason on light travelling in straight line
May
4
answered Paradox in special relativity
May
1
revised Any tips on evaluating Riemann tensor?
made indices typeset correctly; inline->set-off equation notation; some grammar
Apr
30
reviewed Close Period of oscillations of a pendulum made of two disks (K&K 6.15) [Solved]
Apr
30
reviewed Close Spring on a rotating disc
Apr
30
comment Is “eco” shower mode actually using less power?
I think this is very much a physics question at heart: can the energy used to heat water vary by using more heat sources at a lower temperature?