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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Oct 21 at 10:06

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.


Jul
21
awarded  Teacher
Jul
21
comment Transition of Electric Charge In Collision Between Proton And Antiproton
What book though?
Jul
21
answered Transition of Electric Charge In Collision Between Proton And Antiproton
Jul
21
answered Tidal Lock Radius in Habitable Zones
Jul
21
asked When the Sun goes red giant, will it “vaporize” away a significant fraction of Jupiter and Saturn moons?
Jul
21
answered Names, maps for Milky Way dust clouds?
Jul
21
asked Are orbits interior to Jupiter's orbit less stable than orbits exterior to Jupiter's orbit?
Jul
11
asked Do nearby gamma ray busts/supernova damage more than just the ozone layer?
Jul
6
comment Applying the Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics to astrophysical objects
I'm not totally sure about deep space gases though - hopefully something else can address this or we can ask on Quora/Physics Forums/Reddit
Jul
6
comment Applying the Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics to astrophysical objects
It can basically apply to any gases that are gravitationally bound. So it might be relevant to the extended outer atmospheres of stars - although the stars that it would be most relevant on (like red supergiants) are also the types of stars that have the shortest lifespans
Jul
5
answered Why are binary objects so critical to astronomy?
Jul
5
answered Study of exoplanets reaching saturation point
Jul
5
answered Applying the Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics to astrophysical objects
Feb
10
awarded  Scholar
Feb
10
accepted How does particle physics compare to other fields of physics?
Feb
10
asked How does particle physics compare to other fields of physics?