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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).


Oct
2
revised Leakage of X-ray radiation
fixed out-of-order sentences
Oct
2
comment Beads flying out of flask
Indeed. And the converse of the last statement also holds: If you put all the laws of physics into your computer and run a perfect simulation that's correct in every detail without worrying about approximations or such, then have you really learned anything at all?
Oct
1
revised About Nuclear magnetic resonance
edited tags
Oct
1
answered Conserved quantity of Spactime Diffeomorphism Group
Oct
1
answered Leakage of X-ray radiation
Sep
30
answered Homemade Spectrometer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
answered Will an un-scattered photon go to the edge of the universe?
Sep
30
reviewed Leave Open Fresnel lens magnification, convex divergence
Sep
29
answered Why is the gravitational field potential scalar?
Sep
28
reviewed No Action Needed Does the photoelectric effect require a battery or a circuit?
Sep
28
reviewed No Action Needed Laplace operator's interpretation
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Open Does the photoelectric effect require a battery or a circuit?
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Open Conservation of kinetic energy on a moving inertial frame
Sep
27
comment Planet order in solar system
I agree there is something here. Often properties of protoplanetary disks (surface density, dynamical timescale, etc.) change monotonically with radius, so one might expect planet properties to do the same except across qualitative changes (e.g. the ice line delineating the inner and outer solar system). The Uranus/Neptune inversion is partly why some support the Nice model.
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Open Planet order in solar system
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Open Temperature dependence for specific thermal diffusivity in the diffusion formula
Sep
27
comment Help with equations for deflecting an asteroid
Between this question, this now-deleted question, and this question on another site I really have to wonder who is assigning all these asteroid deflection questions.
Sep
27
answered Is there a specific branch of physics that studies waves?
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Open How can the Big Bang singularity exist in spacetime if it has zero volume?