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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.


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comment Do massive particles exchange Higgs bosons?
Related: Why isn't Higgs coupling considered a fifth fundamental force?
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comment Correlation between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
I'm not going to vote to close, since what seems obvious to us isn't necessarily obvious to newcomers. However the most basic of Google searches would have answered your question. You didn't really try to find out the answer yourself now did you?
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comment Correlation between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics or Quantum Field Theory if you want a description that includes non-conservation of particle number
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Conservation of energy in a different frame of reference
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Foucault pendulum initial velocity
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can a human size object move so fast that it ceases to be observable?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Momentum operator of a particle in an electromagnetic field
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reviewed Close How to prove when electron spin is perpendicular to linear momentum, orbital angular momentum can't be 0
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comment How to measure the energy consumption class of a home appliance?
@BrandonEnright: so cancel and refund the bounty then leave it up to us to VTC. The question was open for three days before the bounty was created, so site users had plenty of time to VTC during that period. The fact they didn't suggests the community as a whole didn't want the question closed.
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment Photoelectric Effect - How are the electrons regained?
possible duplicate of What if all the electrons leave a metal?
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comment What is Absorption Grating
@CuriousOne: that should be an answer. It's a brief answer but a perfectly valid one.
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comment What can currently be deduced about empty hyperspace?
@CuriousOne: he's talking about a mathematical model, but then all theories are mathematical models. If Einstein hadn't imagined the pure fiction of riding alongside a light beam we might not have special relativity (I exaggerate for effect of course). I would be cautious about pouring scorn on even the wilder excesses of the theoreticians - apart from anything else one of them may one day be your head of department :-)
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answered Describing Objects in the First Dimension
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comment How to measure the energy consumption class of a home appliance?
I'm not especially amused to have a question closed by a moderator without any consultation. I think you should leave it up to us to vote to close if we want.
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answered What can currently be deduced about empty hyperspace?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why should any physicist know, to some degree, experimental physics?
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reviewed No Action Needed What can currently be deduced about empty hyperspace?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Leave Closed Is there in quantum physics really a coincidence?