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I teach physics at Fullerton College, a community college in Southern California. I have an undergrad degree in math and physics from Berkeley and a PhD in physics from Yale. Back when I was doing research, my field was experimental low-energy nuclear physics.


Nov
14
accepted Are relative phases observable for identical particles but not for non-identical ones?
Oct
28
accepted Recommended books for a “relativity for poets” class?
Aug
1
accepted Leading-order cause of diurnal (not semidiurnal) variations in $g$?
Oct
26
accepted Is there valid physics behind the bodybugg?
Sep
17
accepted Equilibrium for a rope hanging in a Schwarzschild spacetime
Sep
2
accepted What is the interpretation of the Chern-Simons electromagnetic spin density?
Aug
23
accepted Reason for decoherence time's dependence on variables?
Aug
18
accepted Why is renormalization necessary in finite theories?
Aug
16
accepted What is the preferred basis objection to the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics?
Aug
3
accepted Baryogenesis only at the Planck scale, or none at all?
Jun
25
accepted Relation of Higgs couplings to masses of fundamental particles
Jun
22
accepted Counting degrees of freedom for gravitational waves as a gauge field
Jun
18
accepted What are the local covariant tensors one can form from the metric?
May
19
accepted Radio antennas that are much shorter than the wavelength
May
19
accepted In coordinate-free relativity, how do we define a vector?
May
10
accepted Rate of spontaneous tachyon emission
Apr
19
accepted Overcharging a black hole
Aug
18
accepted History of interpretation of Newton's first law
Aug
5
accepted Shaping a wire such that a bead sliding on it has exactly isochronous oscillations