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I'm a post-doctoral researcher with a wide range of interests. My career is in complex systems science (or maybe cybernetics) and the origins of life, but I also have research interests in

  • the foundations of statistical mechanics and its relationship to information theory
  • Earth systems science
  • non-equilibrium thermodynamics in general

I'm also generally interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics and in black holes, though I wouldn't say I'm an expert on those things.

It's probably worth noting that despite the fact that my research is in physics-related areas, all my degrees are in other subjects. If I occasionally seem to start talking in an alien language, this is probably why.


Oct
19
answered How much entropy is produced in evaporating water due to irreversible evaporation towards equilibrium (humidity=100%)?
Oct
3
answered Unmixing of gases: What is the relevant temperature for my Entropy?
Sep
27
answered Is a chain REALLY only as strong as its weakest link
Sep
26
answered Disequilibrium during infinitesimal steps of a thermodynamic reversible process & cause of maximum work to be achieved during reversible process?
Sep
25
answered When the low temperture reservoir with negative temperture (Kelvin), such as Ising model, is the efficiency of ideal heat engine larger than 1?
Sep
22
answered Why the self-information is -log(p(m))?
Sep
18
answered Is speed an intensive property?
Sep
16
answered MIcrocanonical and Canonical - The thermodynamic limit
Sep
12
answered How to do linear stability analysis on this system of ODEs?
Aug
30
answered Why is it so hard to mix spaghetti with meatballs?
Aug
29
asked “Delayed choice” quantum imaging experiment - why wouldn't it work?
Aug
27
answered How do you add temperatures?
Jul
18
asked If there were fundamental forces weaker than gravity, would we know about it?
Jul
6
answered Is there an upper limit to a rocket's size/payload?
Jun
29
answered What are some publications which continue Schrödinger's “What is life?” discussion?
Jun
25
answered Would infinite time elapse relative to an outside observer if an object was completely at rest?
Jun
19
answered Do individual photons increase entropy as they travel?
Jun
12
answered At an instant, does a system of gravitational charges exhibit equivalent behavior to a time-reversed system of like electric charges?
Jun
9
answered Not Quasi-static, yet reversible process? Is this a valid example?
Jun
9
answered Will the black hole size increase?