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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).


Sep
26
reviewed Leave Open What are anticipated events and experimental uncertainty?
Sep
26
reviewed Leave Open How to argue that time travel to past would not be possible even in future?
Sep
26
reviewed Close Hydrogen atom in partial differential equations, show it is is independent of time.
Sep
26
reviewed Leave Open When sun is exactly overhead in my place in the tropics
Sep
26
reviewed Close Average Resistive force exerted by a wooden block on a bullet
Sep
26
reviewed Close Law of reversibility of light and total internal reflection
Sep
26
reviewed Close Can two parallel lines meet?
Sep
26
reviewed Close What if physical constants were increased or decreased?
Sep
26
comment Why do comets have tails?
@Bernhard Comets do indeed have tails
Sep
26
comment Can Helium Disappear from Earth?
Geo-economics note: responses from different countries are likely to be vastly different in terms of what is seen as "waste" of helium. The only reasonably cheap and large-scale source of the stuff comes as an intentionally captured byproduct in certain natural gas extraction sites. The US, for instance, has at least one enormous helium-rich natural gas supply that has been carefully mined for many years to get the helium. But other countries have no such resources and so helium will appear much more precious there.
Sep
26
comment Is a QFT in a classical curved spacetime background a self-consistent theory?
Possible interpretation/clarification of the question: "Is it possible to have a theory that treats both GR and QFT (e.g. QFT on a curved spacetime dynamically influenced by the standard QFT fields)? Is such a theory at least self-consistent (even if it does not apply to nature)? Or is there some fundamental incompatibility we run into without even trying to quantize GR (or perhaps we are somehow forced to quantize GR for consistency)?" Is this a fair rewording?
Sep
25
reviewed No Action Needed Acceptance probability 2D Ising Model
Sep
25
comment superhorizon mode and cmb
Just because you don't see a full wavelength doesn't mean you don't see spatial variation in a sinusoid. But I can only guess that's what the authors are referring to - can you provide links to those papers?
Sep
25
comment Is it possible to trap smoke or a smoke like gas inside a glass bubble?
I've seen a similar principle (condensing in one location, vaporizing in another) used in continuous cloud chambers. In principle it might work for this effect, but the engineering of it will be difficult, and thermodynamics requires that you power the system.
Sep
24
comment A thermodynamic transformation that can be represented by a continuous quasistatic path in its state space may still be irreversible. Why?
I was going to ask for clarification as to what then are sufficient conditions for reversibility, but then I realized that the relations amongst reversible, isentropic, adiabatic, and equilibrium-maintaining processes might warrant a whole separate question.
Sep
23
reviewed Close Tsunami : power of destruction
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open Is there an easy way to get water at roughly 70°C in our kitchen?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open If the net work on a particle is zero, can the speed change?
Sep
23
reviewed Close Continuous spectrum (quantum mechanics)
Sep
23
reviewed Close What are good examples to demonstrate Einstein's mass-energy relation