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I'm a grad-student in Astrophysics, focusing on theory, and generally studying high-energy transients.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can photons interact with anything?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a plasma a distinct phase of matter?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Characteristic quantities in Fiber optics
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asked Characteristic quantities in Fiber optics
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revised Is it really a particle?
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Jan
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comment Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
Thanks for your reply @SimpleLikeAnEgg. This is a special case of the general RT instability. I'm looking for some sort of understanding or explanation for why/why-not the ordering of the fluids matter.
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Dec
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comment Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
@KyleKanos Interesting; I don't see how that's any different from RT however.
Dec
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comment Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
@KyleKanos I had never heard of that effect, it seems to be exclusively relevant to radiative transfer, specifically anisotropy formation by scattering...
Dec
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comment Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
@KyleKanos woops! Thanks for pointing that out
Dec
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revised Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
Woops
Dec
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asked Rayleigh-Taylor Instability dependence on acceleration direction
Nov
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comment Understanding the Eötvös experiment
Free falling motions? These are far from freefall... the effect is only observable in the presence of external forces...
Nov
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comment Understanding the Eötvös experiment
You also need a centrifugal force, from the Earth's rotation...
Sep
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comment If the Earth didn't rotate, how would a Foucault pendulum work?
TL;DR it wouldn't.
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