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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.


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revised How to calculate magnitute of average acceleration?
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revised If I shout at the sky, will some molecules reach escape velocity?
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revised When the low temperture reservoir with negative temperture (Kelvin), such as Ising model, is the efficiency of ideal heat engine larger than 1?
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revised Why the self-information is -log(p(m))?
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revised Wavelength and Frustum shaped resonant cavity
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revised Why does nuclear matter tend to maximize pressure?
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revised Why did nuclear testing not result in nuclear winter?
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revised Can you explain Fermat's Principle to me?
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revised Is there an upper limit to a rocket's size/payload?
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revised The Voltage and Current of a Discharged Inductor at the Instant the Switch is Closed
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revised Time reversal and basis independence
Your question is likely to get a better reception this way
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revised How do I create a direct current with a magnet? The magnet is not to be moved in the direction of the wire
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