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I'm a neurologist. Also a fan of physics in the sense that I enjoy watching it like I enjoy watching baseball but I can't really play either one.


Jan
27
comment Could the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle turn out to be false?
Thanks. Me too.
Jan
8
awarded  Promoter
Jan
5
asked Would the horizon of a black hole be different for a tachyon than for subluminal matter or photons?
Dec
12
awarded  Informed
Nov
4
comment What causes ballpoint pens to write intermittently?
Then it's got to be that the ball has small imperfections that prevent it from rolling. That's a testable hypothesis-see if the ball rolls when its in this state.
Nov
4
answered What causes ballpoint pens to write intermittently?
Nov
4
comment What causes ballpoint pens to write intermittently?
This never happens with pens given out by pharmaceutical companies but they have been outlawed. If only the drugs worked as well as the pens!
Oct
27
asked How important is mathematical proof in physics?
Aug
13
asked Is the Higgs mechanism needed for Quantum Field Theory?
Jul
5
asked Are Lagrangians and Hamiltonians used by Engineers?
May
24
comment Can a single molecule have a temperature?
This sounds like an application of the "sorites problem"...as you add grains of sand to a collection one by one, when does it become a "heap". Similar issue here?
May
24
asked Can a single molecule have a temperature?
May
12
awarded  Yearling
May
1
asked How can neutrinos “beat light”?
Apr
10
comment Is black hole bright at center?
You wrote that because the event horizon is a 2d surface the probability of a photon being released there is zero. By that reasoning the probability of a photon being released at any particular point (which must lie on some 2d surface) would also be zero. That can't be right.
Feb
17
comment What happens at the moment black hole is created?
I've never understood how it can be an external observer will never see the formation of a black hole, yet we see black holes in the universe. When could they have formed?
Feb
2
asked Running a stirling engine in reverse?
Jan
22
comment How can anything ever fall into a black hole as seen from an outside observer?
@FrankH: does the recent work about black hole "firewalls" change the generally held view that nothing particular happens to an infalling observer at the horizon.
Jan
18
asked Is it a fiction that electrons and quarks have no spatial extent?
Jan
13
awarded  Commentator