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2nd year graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Physics. I'm primarily interested in particle theory and mathematical physics. I have some interest in pure mathematics, especially geometry and topology, and outside of particle physics in other fields including cosmology, topologically protected phases in condensed matter physics, and information theory.

I haven't had much time for this site recently. It's rather difficult to use this site to ask research questions, and it seems there are many people here who are capable of and willing to answer the basic questions which are very common here. If someone starts a new research-level Q&A site about physics (either on SE or elsewhere) I'd be interested in participating.


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revised What are the physical dimensions (units) of the elements in a Hilbert space of a QM system?
fixed another minor error
Sep
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revised What are the physical dimensions (units) of the elements in a Hilbert space of a QM system?
fix silly error
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answered What are the physical dimensions (units) of the elements in a Hilbert space of a QM system?
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Jul
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answered Direct Sum of Hilbert spaces
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asked What exactly is meant by the conformal group of Minkowski space?
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Feb
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comment What are the justifying foundations of statistical mechanics without appealing to the ergodic hypothesis?
@josephf.johnson As for your answer, I haven't yet had a chance to read it, unfortunately. This question has not had any activity for the better part of a year, and the answers do a pretty good job at least at the level I was looking for, so to be honest I had totally forgotten about it. Your answer seems to be at a more advanced level and does explain things in more detail. I appreciate it, even if I don't get a chance to look at it any time soon.
Feb
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comment What are the justifying foundations of statistical mechanics without appealing to the ergodic hypothesis?
@josephf.johnson Alas, while I used the words "justifying foundations," I must admit that particular turn of phrase is not my own, and I can't comment on the intent contained therein. The title of this question was copied from a question posed on the Area 51 proposal of the now-defunct Theoretical Physics site. I agree with you that the phrase "justifying foundations" is a bit strange, but it seemed imprudent to copy the idea for the question but change the title; instead I tried as best I could to maintain the intent of the original asker and cited the location which I had found it.
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answered Liquid nitrogen and liquid helium
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comment Does dark energy affect asymptotic freedom?
It seems to me the idea you are talking about is the Big Rip Hypothesis. In this scenario, quarks do eventually de-hadronize and quark confinement fails. As far as I know the idea is a bit out of favor, but not ruled out for our universe.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Good Question
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awarded  Nice Question