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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
12
reviewed Close How would gravitons be detected?
Dec
12
comment Plants and Quantum Mechanics!
@TAbraham Insisting on path integrals seems rather... strange. Path integrals are a tool for calculating probabilities of various processes happening, nothing more, and they get the same results as any other method. If you are thinking they integrate over the path the photon takes... then I fear there is a more fundamental misunderstanding about what path integrals are. Note that path integrals are advanced QM -- many universities don't even teach them to undergrads.
Dec
12
reviewed Approve Plants and Quantum Mechanics!
Dec
11
reviewed Leave Open When optically pumping a lasing gain medium with another laser, does Stimulated, or Spontaneous emission dominate?
Dec
11
reviewed Close Proving susceptibility in Lorentz Model satisy Kramers-Kronig relations
Dec
11
comment How far away must a galaxy be for its light never to reach us due to the expansion of the universe?
(And since pretty much every astro paper is open access, at least after 1 year, there's no reason not to link to the nicely polished final version rather than the oft poorly formatted and error-prone preprint.)
Dec
11
comment How far away must a galaxy be for its light never to reach us due to the expansion of the universe?
It's probably good practice to link to arxiv abstract pages rather than direct to PDFs -- this way people don't accidentally download large files, and there is more readily available metadata. Actually, in astro, links to adsabs.harvard.edu are just as good (see Gott et al. and Davis & Lineweaver), especially since they link to not only the arxiv versions but also the final publications, e.g. here
Dec
11
comment How far away must a galaxy be for its light never to reach us due to the expansion of the universe?
You know, if this question gets closed as duplicate, you should consider migrating (deleting and reposting) to the duplicate (or just posting an answer there, not sure how frowned-upon posting dupe answers is), since this is the correct answer, unlike much of what's posted on the other thread.
Dec
10
revised What is the definition of density in a relativistic context?
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Dec
10
answered What is the definition of density in a relativistic context?
Dec
10
reviewed Close Can I choose any reference frame?
Dec
10
reviewed Close A Quantum Telephone
Dec
10
reviewed Close Why a two wheeler is not pulled down by gravity while moving
Dec
10
reviewed Close How does a Wavefunction collapse?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open Constant quantity associated to symmetry
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open Does the orientation matter by a heat mirror?
Dec
10
comment How can comets have sand dunes without atmospheric erosion?
possible duplicate of What mechanism is responsible for the creation of these dunes on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Not that we have definitive answers there, but it is the same question.
Dec
10
revised How can comets have sand dunes without atmospheric erosion?
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Dec
10
comment From affine space to a manifold?
$\lambda$ is introduced as $\mathcal{R}\times\mathcal{R}\to\mathcal{V}$, then it becomes $M\times\mathcal{V}\to\mathcal{V}$ in property 1, then it is $M\times(\mathcal{V}?)\to M$ in property 2.
Dec
9
comment What happens in the twin paradox if the ship doesn't return?
Also we receive time signals from the satellites, not the other way around, so even without gravity and acceleration there is still a broken symmetry.