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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
23
reviewed Edit Second Qubit Not Flipped in Hadamard Gate
Jun
2
reviewed Approve Is it possible to tell whether the space ship is moving or not?
Jan
17
reviewed Approve Why aren't quarks free?
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Open Are matter waves transverse and can they be polarized?
Oct
22
reviewed Edit Confusion about the probability cloud
Oct
17
reviewed Approve Why does dust stick so well to fan blades?
Oct
13
reviewed Leave Open How long will it take to cool?
Oct
9
reviewed Approve A naive question on the $U(1)$ gauge transformation of electromagnetic field?
Oct
8
reviewed Edit Is matter a continuous part of the field of space-time?
Oct
6
reviewed Edit Do spin-spin interactions break time reversal symmetry?
Oct
5
reviewed Approve Deriving the condtion for spontaneity using gibbs free energy
Oct
2
reviewed Approve Lead in ice block
Oct
1
reviewed Reopen Can two parallel lines meet?
Sep
30
reviewed Edit Definition of “intensive” and “extensive” properties
Sep
30
reviewed Edit Probability amplitude in basic quantum mechanics
Sep
26
reviewed Leave Closed Net flux calculation through a cube
Sep
18
reviewed Close Probability in moving from state $\lvert1\rangle$ to $\lvert2\rangle $
Sep
18
reviewed Close Relationship between angles
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open Is the Copenhagen interpretation still valid?
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open What are the physical limitations on energy density for a useful, safe battery, and are we anywhere near them?