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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).


Jul
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Low-temperature hobby rocketry
Jul
26
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Slowing down light in an opaque crystal for a whole minute
Jul
26
revised Slowing down light in an opaque crystal for a whole minute
Added optics and optical-materials tags: this is highly specialised optical materials science
Jul
26
reviewed Close Blocking an IR camera
Jul
26
reviewed Close Could time be changing without us knowing?
Jul
26
comment Blocking an IR camera
Silicon is a metal; silicone is a rubbery substance. Also, are you trying to block just IR but keep visible, or trying to nullify the camera entirely? In the latter case you'd be hard pressed to find any common material that lets IR through.
Jul
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could time be changing without us knowing?
Jul
25
comment Why isn't the Bekenstein-Hawking Entropy considered the quantum gravitational unification?
While this norm is not written down anywhere in particular, a search like site:physics.stackexchange.com abstract pdf will reveal a plethora of comments indicating that we prefer abstracts rather than pdfs in links. This is in large part to help users of this site whose browsers/data connections (think mobile devices) are not so good with pdfs. @Slaviks for minor enough things that don't hurt the post, you can always suggest (or soon enough make) edits.
Jul
25
revised Why isn't the Bekenstein-Hawking Entropy considered the quantum gravitational unification?
changed links from pdf to abstract; minor spelling/grammar
Jul
25
comment How Does Mass Leave the Body When you Lose Weight?
Hi wkhays and welcome to Physics Stackexchange. As links tend to rot, link-only answers are discouraged, as stated both in our faq and on this meta post. Moreover, we strive to aggregate information, not just pointers to information. Could you edit your answer to include the relevant information from the link?
Jul
25
reviewed Close Neutral axis of T shaped beam?
Jul
25
comment Calculating specific orbital energy, semi-major axis, and orbital period of an orbiting body
Interesting situation - if as I suspect your "velocity" is a scalar and not a vector quantity, then you don't have enough information to determine the complete orbit (no eccentricity information), but you still have enough to get the quantities you want. Minor point: That's the new and improved version of Kepler's Law, brought to you by Newton - it is an equality, not a proportion.
Jul
25
comment Why does a breeze of wind make us feel cooler?
I think there is still a misconception in part of your reasoning (independent of issues of convection): The typical air molecule is moving at 340 m/s with no breeze at all; a 10 mph breeze does basically nothing in terms of the speed of the particles. Perhaps you realize this, but I just want to be sure everyone is on the same page.
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Quantum Mechanics Basics: product space
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Jul
25
reviewed Close Potential energy of the dipole-dipole interaction for two parallel dipole moments
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Open Motion of block on wedge
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Open If time stops for an object, does that object feel gravity?
Jul
25
reviewed Close Calculating an expression for the trace of generators of two Lie algebra