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Undergraduate studying mathematics and physics.

Math interests include dynamic systems, representation theory, and differential geometry.

Physics interests include computational astrophysics, high energy theory, and general relativity.


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revised Is it possible to look into the beginning of the Universe?
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awarded  Nice Question
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accepted Motivation for the Deformed Nekrasov Partition Function
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revised Would a submarine float in the atmosphere of Jupiter?
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comment Why are there no asteroids or meteoroids with relativistic speeds?
Otherwise said, the idea of them being "high speed" in the way you describe is an artifact of the fact they are far away.
Aug
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comment Why are there no asteroids or meteoroids with relativistic speeds?
My point is that there isn't really "high speed stuff" out there, in that high redshift galaxies aren't really examples of objects moving at relativistic speeds in that comparing our velocities to theres so naively isn't a meaningful statement.
Aug
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comment Why are there no asteroids or meteoroids with relativistic speeds?
To talk about the relative velocities of objects that aren't near (local) to each other isn't a well defined concept in GR. Distant galaxies don't have velocities greater than $c$, the space between us and them is expanding faster than the speed of light.
May
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revised Proportion of dark matter/energy to other matters/energy at the beginning of the universe?
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answered Proportion of dark matter/energy to other matters/energy at the beginning of the universe?
Apr
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comment Why do cold metal plate make less noise?
If the gate is getting wet at all, the simple presence of the water droplets on it will change the acoustic properties of the gate (i.e. its resonant frequency), so the excited modes will be different on a wet day and might be not in the auditory range.
Apr
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asked Motivation for the Deformed Nekrasov Partition Function
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What is a Killing vector field?
It should also be noted that one can use that fact to construct conserved quantities and sometimes make a system integrable. In the case of the Schwarzschild Metric, those killing fields relate to conservation of energy and angular momentum (respectively).
Feb
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revised How do you measure distance to stars within the galaxy?
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comment Can spacetime exist in the absence of matter and energy?
Gravitational waves can still exist in an empty universe ($T^{\mu\nu}=0$). In that way the concept of space-time itself has important significance without any reference to either the cosmological constant or inherit matter fields.
Jan
25
comment Was Sun a part of a binary system?
If we had a (dark matter) star companion, we would see much less regular orbits within the solar system than we currently have, as well as strange movements of the sun.