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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


Mar
14
reviewed Close Curvature of Light around a Black Hole
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open Fundamental Commutation Relations in Quantum Mechanics
Mar
14
reviewed Close Orbits of binary pulsars. How to calculate?
Mar
14
reviewed Close rocket propulsion
Mar
14
reviewed Close How to determinate the minimum period of oscillation for a physical pendulum?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open How to use the Born rule to find the expected outcome of this simple Stern-Gerlach experiment
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open Immortality within the multiple worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics
Mar
14
comment In theory, could gravitational waves be used to make a “gravity laser”?
I have the same criticism of this that I have of Jerry's answer.
Mar
14
comment In theory, could gravitational waves be used to make a “gravity laser”?
I'm not sure this true because lasers don't have to rely on a population inversion of an excited state. Couldn't we build the equivalent of a free electron laser? A free mass quadrupole laser perhaps?
Mar
14
revised In theory, could gravitational waves be used to make a “gravity laser”?
Tsk tsk
Mar
14
answered General Relativity view of Newton's apple
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open How to calculate desired light path in continuous medium with gradient refraction index
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open What happens in a gas of magnets?
Mar
13
answered What happens if the Russians decide to nuke the Kola borehole?
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open Finding net magnetic and electric force on charged particle
Mar
13
comment Is the center of the universe in another dimension?
The universe doesn't have a centre and the Big Bang didn't happen at a point.
Mar
12
reviewed Close Hula-hoop physics
Mar
12
reviewed Delete Why does hot oil explode when pouring water on it?
Mar
12
reviewed Close How does the sum of natural numbers arise in the derivation of critical string dimensions?
Mar
12
comment Where do we get the terms involving $\Phi$ in parentheses come from in the static weak field metric?
I was tempted to copy it and claim it was my own work, but it seemed like too much trouble :-)