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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).


Feb
6
comment Do black holes have a characteristic size?
@chase Exactly. The only way you could get meaningful sizes is by limiting yourself to a particular class of black hole.
Feb
6
answered Do black holes have a characteristic size?
Feb
6
comment Many world interpretation on test
Generally QM interpretations are just that - philosophical ascriptions of ideas to quantities that appear in the theory. By definition they are not testable, because QM is QM and it makes the same predictions no matter what interpretation you like. What many-worlds formulation do you have in mind that could even be considered testable?
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Closed Quantum mechanics formulations
Feb
6
comment How to determine the order of indications of a clock?
Is this a fair restatement of your question: "Given that we can parametrize timelike curves in such a way that time is not monotonically increasing with the parameter, how can we know the physical time-ordering of events given only their parameter-ordering?" If not I have to say I still can't understand what is being asked.
Feb
5
comment Compare Dynamics of Cosmic Ray Neutron Radiation
I'm a bit confused. If station A's signal looks like station B's but lagging by 10 days, that must be a coincidence. The time travel delay between different parts of the planet is measured in milliseconds, not days. Or are you just trying to use one station's peaks as templates for a "generic peak" that can be subtracted elsewhere?
Feb
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Looking for the actual reason of refraction explained precisely without analogies
Feb
5
answered How to calculate the total angular momentum (J) values
Feb
5
revised How to calculate the total angular momentum (J) values
fixed mis-texification
Feb
5
reviewed Leave Closed Why is general relativity considered to be a gauge theory?
Feb
5
reviewed Leave Open Source of beating phenomena of a Michelson interferometer?
Feb
5
reviewed Close How does a MRI use 20.1kW yet creates over 204K BTU/h?
Feb
5
reviewed Close How to determine the order of indications of a clock?
Feb
5
reviewed Close Angular Velocity and Translation velocity after ball bounce
Feb
5
reviewed Close Why is it more likely that the particle with negative mass falls into a black hole?
Feb
5
reviewed Close Is the system of equations of electrostatics underdetermined or overdetermined?
Feb
5
reviewed Leave Open Is two cars colliding at 25 mph the same as one car colliding into a wall at 50 mph in reference to injuries?
Feb
5
comment Non-Locality of Space - QFT (Srednicki's book)
Possibly a duplicate of physics.stackexchange.com/q/13624 or more directly physics.stackexchange.com/q/18762, but this approaches from a different enough angle that I'm not personally inclined to close.
Feb
5
comment Observed composition of UHE cosmic rays
For the uninitiated, the criterion is set by the fact that once the particle gets too energetic, its Larmor radius is bigger than the region with the magnetic field, and so it will escape with no chance for further acceleration. Thus you need either a very strong a very extended field (or both! but this tends not to exist) to accelerate UHE's.
Feb
4
reviewed Leave Open What is fundamentally physically impossible?