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bio website darenscotwilson.com
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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.


Aug
9
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
answered Is it true that the Schrödinger equation only applies to spin-1/2 particles?
Aug
6
comment How did they take photos of Jupiter?
The most direct source of information for this image is at ciclops.org/view/97/Io-Transiting-Jupiter CICLOPS is where all Cassini images are released to the public, simultaneous with NASA. You won't get any closer to the horse's mouth than that!
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
comment What is the minimum pressure of a medium for which a sound wave can exist?
Radio astronomers study density waves in the interstellar medium. Is there a lower limit to a sound wave's frequency?
Jun
9
awarded  Good Answer
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