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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Nov 2 at 22:16

Feel free to stalk my Internet name(s) if you wish - it's how I make most of my closest contacts these days. Just note that I don't really believe in social constructs when they get in the way of satisficing (or in the way of my goal of learning as much as possible).

Don't take anything I say/do too seriously. A lot of the things I do (that may look weird/stupid on the outside) are the types of things that help me adjust my posterior probability of various things - especially low probability events.Sometimes I hit on a jackpot/very interesting idea. I'm kind of messy since it helps facilitate creative destruction.

I have a lot of respect for all of the sciences. Tactically, I'm developing heuristics for rationality, impartiality, anti-laziness, and creation+identification+searching for what's relevant+reliable. Strategically, I just want to learn everything.

A lot of my thought processes involve my creating new hypotheses and refuting them on my own. I still document the thought process since it's important and may be important for future "true" hypotheses.


Sep
18
asked Is water necessary for forming the sedimentary rocks found on Mars' surface?
Sep
17
comment Are there planets that do not rotate on their axis?
Interesting answer. Another thing though: Wouldn't non-rotating objects have to be tidally locked after a certain (really) long period of time? Of course, there could be a brief window of non-rotation
Sep
17
accepted What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)
Sep
17
asked What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)
Sep
15
asked Is it easier to learn more about the seasonal changes in an exoplanet's atmosphere when the exoplanet orbits a binary star system?
Sep
10
accepted Can one canonical conjugate variable be considered to be the “frequency” of the other one? (which could be a “wavelength”)?
Sep
7
awarded  Editor
Sep
7
revised Can one canonical conjugate variable be considered to be the “frequency” of the other one? (which could be a “wavelength”)?
added 138 characters in body
Sep
7
asked Can one canonical conjugate variable be considered to be the “frequency” of the other one? (which could be a “wavelength”)?
Sep
5
asked How did the radiative flux of each gas giant planet change with respect to time (since their formation)?
Sep
5
asked Are there certain alignments in planetary orbits that create interesting effects in the moons or planets?
Sep
2
answered Why are some galaxies flat?
Aug
31
accepted Assuming an observer is 50 light years away, in the plane of the solar system and observing earth, what is the light flux of earth he would see?
Aug
30
comment Assuming an observer is 50 light years away, in the plane of the solar system and observing earth, what is the light flux of earth he would see?
Okay, question inverted
Aug
30
comment Assuming an observer is 50 light years away, in the plane of the solar system and observing earth, what is the light flux of earth he would see?
Hm - just assume full phase, Earth-size, average Earth albedo, and 50% illumination over the entire visible to IR range
Aug
29
asked Assuming an observer is 50 light years away, in the plane of the solar system and observing earth, what is the light flux of earth he would see?
Aug
26
accepted What distinguishes a moon from orbiting space debris? Or in other words, when is a satellite “too small” to be a moon?
Aug
25
accepted Are our telescopes capable of taking actual images of brown dwarfs?
Aug
25
asked Are our telescopes capable of taking actual images of brown dwarfs?
Aug
22
accepted Is angular resolution important when we want the spectra of an Earth-like exoplanet?