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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.


Mar
19
answered Could an attachment to cell-phones limit or neutralize electro-magnetic radiation?
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open Light formed by the sun?
Mar
18
reviewed Close Does light color change when refracting?
Mar
18
reviewed Close Expectation value of energy from the position state of hydrogen atom
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open Quantum Hall Effect Dark Matter Detector?
Mar
18
comment If the universe didn't expand faster than light, would our nights brighter like day?
There is a hint of a well-defined question here, but you have to ignore red herrings. The speed of light has nothing to do with Olbers, or with horizons, or with really anything at all when it comes to the expansion of the universe. The crux of Olbers is the finite age of the universe. Moreover, cosmological redshift changes the energy of light, but it does not change whether or not your line of sight terminates on the surface of a star, so it is irrelevant here.
Mar
17
comment What do the line segments on the BICEP2 B-mode polarization map mean?
I added a bit more to address that. The color map looks like it was defined to be the magnitude of the "z"-component of the curl of the field shown.
Mar
17
revised What do the line segments on the BICEP2 B-mode polarization map mean?
added more information
Mar
17
answered What do the line segments on the BICEP2 B-mode polarization map mean?
Mar
17
reviewed Close Can someone explain the solution (provided) of this conical pendulum work problem
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open Heating effects of microwaves
Mar
17
reviewed Close What is $\langle \sigma_\mu \rangle$ $\langle \sigma_\mu \rangle$ for the Pauli Matrices?
Mar
15
comment All possible electromagnetic Lorentz invariants that can be built into the electromagnetic Lagrangian?
One wonders if there are people doing $f(F)$ E&M in the same way there are people doing $f(R)$ gravity.
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed Can we have a static point in the universe?
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Open What happens if I throw a battery into water?
Mar
14
comment What is $T_{\mu\nu}T_{\mu\nu}$ for the electromagnetic stress-energy tensor?
Something coordinate dependent, that's for sure. Also, would this be related to your other question?
Mar
14
comment Why is lightning more rare during snow storms than rain storms?
Related: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/4006/…
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open Was Einsteins work with relativity necessary for successful space travel?
Mar
13
reviewed Close What is radiation(in simple words)?
Mar
13
reviewed Close Time Evolution Operator in Interaction Picture (Harmonic Oscillator with Time Dependent Perturbation)