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Physicist/Artist who fools around with electrons, photons, pixels and bits. Currently in San Diego, formerly of Socorro NM, Orlando FL, Boulder CO, Ann Arbor and other places in Michigan.

Mainly, I've been making 2D and 3D illustrations and animations, writing explanations for things in physics, astronomy and electronics, writing software for image processing and science number-crunching, and teaching the cats to do my work for me. Regrettably, the latter endeavor has been a total failure.


Apr
9
answered Significant digits of time divided by 10
Apr
8
comment Geometrical interpretation of the Dirac equation
Search for papers by David Hestenes (Arizona State) - he has spent a lot of time on exactly this kind of question.
Mar
18
answered Maxwell's equations of Electromagnetism in 2+1 spacetime dimensions
Mar
18
answered Can you lift yourself standing on a wooden block using pulley mounted on block?
Feb
3
comment How come the universe is made of matter and not antimatter?
Free Nobel Prize to writer of the first upvoted answer!
Jan
28
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
26
answered How energy conservation is not violated here?
Jan
24
answered Are atoms getting weaker?
Jan
8
answered Why does a copper mug keep my Moscow Mule cold? (Or does it?)
Dec
25
answered Example of the time-independent Schrödinger equation having a complex solution?
Dec
23
comment Observations in the cathode ray tube experiement
Just accidently came upon this - a cyclotron beam ionizing air, plain open air in the room. So, a charged particle beam doesn't have to be in a near-vacuum to make a visible glow. But then, this is protons or deuterons, and with a lot of energy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cyclotron_with_glowing_beam.jpg
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
20
answered Observations in the cathode ray tube experiement
Dec
11
answered Can You Obtain New Physics from the use of Fractional Derivatives?
Dec
1
awarded  Electorate
Dec
1
comment Steps involved in photon emission
possible duplicate of How do electrons jump orbitals?
Nov
13
comment Is it only the Higgs field that stops me from getting to $c$?
A question for science fiction writers: what would a Higgs field shield be made out of?
Nov
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
31
awarded  Custodian