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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.


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?
Jun
2
answered Is there any relation between Planck constant and Gravitational constant?
May
26
answered Time travel outside of light cone without causality violation
May
23
answered What does an analog voice transmission look like in the visible spectrum?
May
20
answered Natural units of information
May
20
asked Is there a conveniently small unit of volume for talking about molecules?
May
11
answered Why is there no upper-bound on power-efficiency of Hydro-turbines?
May
8
answered Is it possible to have $\Delta T\neq 0$ with no heat exchange $Q=0$, no work $W=0$ done, and no change in internal energy $\Delta E=0$?
May
6
answered What is happening as our Universe is expanding? Is entropy increasing or decreasing?
Apr
22
answered consequences of universe in which second law of thermodynamics does not hold
Apr
17
answered Velocity required for orbit of satellite
Apr
8
answered Aside from experimental evidence, is there any reason to model space as Euclidean?
Apr
8
answered Is the sun's solar radiance spectrum matching up with water's absorption spectrum just coincidence?