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I was home educated most of my life, I've always been interested in science particularly physics. I went to college for A'levels, then between that and University I did a year-long full time circus course specialising in Acrobatics and Aerial. I did my undergraduate degree at Sheffield, and a summer Nuffield research project on scalar hairy black holes. Now I'm doing a PhD in Quantum Information Theory in Curved Spacetimes. I have a lovely wife, Sascha, we got married May 2010. We like going out, walking, cycling or for a meal and the cinema.


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comment Definitions and usage of Covariant, Form-invariant, Invariant?
I agree that the components of the Riemann tensor or Einstein's equations (as in GR) are covariant, maybe I miss-interpreted the question as to how it relates to "Einstein's relativistic laws" maybe the missing part was important to specify which laws.
Mar
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revised What methods can astronomers use to find a black hole?
corrected a typo in the question title.
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answered Definitions and usage of Covariant, Form-invariant, Invariant?
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comment Why do earphone wires always get tangled up in pocket?
@belisarius, curly hair, on the scale of the width of the hair is still approximately straight, so yes I'd say it still holds.
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comment Does leaning (banking) help cause turning on a bicycle?
Seems to me the gyroscopic effect should have something to do with how the bike steers, however I just read part of an article suggesting this wasn't the case. I did write an answer for this but deleted it when I realised it may be wrong.
Nov
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comment Why do earphone wires always get tangled up in pocket?
Hairs have one-way movement (or a preffered direction at least) and therefore with agitation will move in that direction, even if it threads through clothing. Don't know if there's any papers on it though.
Nov
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comment Constraint force on a rod
If there is no sideways force, won't $x$ and $\theta$ be dependant on each other (assume center of mass falls directly downwards and horizontal table)? You can also treat it as two dimensional and take the vertical plane with the rod in. then the only thing you need to know (once initial conditions are set) is what theta is, and that fully defines the position of the rod?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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comment In general what will holding an anti-hydrogen atom for more than a 1/10th of second allow scientists to discover?
Put like that, 1/10th of a second seems a short time. In terms of particle physics, however, it is a large time as processes often happen on nanosecond (and shorter) time scale.
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answered How do contact lenses work?
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comment Can a superconducting wire conduct unlimited current?
"A superconducting magnet quench can produce a sizeable explosion!" Slightly off topic, but is that what happened to the LHC a while back?