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Postdoctoral researcher, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen.


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17
comment Resolving power of ultra-telescopes
@RobJeffries: the idea of an interferometric array is the idea behind Antoine Labeyrie's "hypertelescope", which occasionally gets coverage.
Dec
16
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
16
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Nov
21
comment Does degeneracy affect the adiabatic relation?
No time to answer properly now, but I'm with @KyleKanos that it's a coincidence. For the white dwarf, $K$ can be computed for a given mean molecular weight. So it's the same in all white dwarfs. In the ideal gas relation, however, I think $K$ is set by the entropy/temperature of the gas, and can thus vary. I stand to be corrected, though.
Nov
18
revised Why does a photon take less than a week to come out of the convection zone of the sun?
quantas -> quanta
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
22
reviewed Approve How do we know photons have spin 1?
Sep
22
reviewed Edit How do photons “decide”?
Sep
22
revised How do photons “decide”?
corrected some mistakes
Sep
22
reviewed Approve How to derive scattering amplitude for scalar particle interaction
Sep
22
awarded  Revival
Sep
18
reviewed Approve What do they mean by a pendulum losing seconds?
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reviewed Approve How can a fruit be used as a battery cell?
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
reviewed Approve How can a generalised force be dependent on an angle i.e. not a vector?