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I am an engineering physics student who loves the sciences.

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Mar
26
comment Space expansion in layman terms
Hm. I'll look into improving this later, but I'm not really that convinced that there is something there that can be improved without losing the layman tone.
Mar
26
comment Space expansion in layman terms
@Jeremy sure, but it's hard to explain how metrics can change and all to a layman, the balloon thing works :)
Dec
21
comment Dimensions of a black hole
@stan fixed, thanks. Though iirc there's a lot of theoretical evidence showing that our universe should have them.
Dec
21
revised Dimensions of a black hole
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Dec
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Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
15
revised Why do black holes have jets and accretion disks?
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Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
Nov
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revised What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
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Nov
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comment What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
@AlexeyBobrick I personally count particles as objects, but I see what you're getting at. The "in a medium" bit was just a sideshow, really. In that case plasma jets are probably likely answer as mentioned in your answer (I'll add it in). Not sure if we can consider jets to be an "object" though
Nov
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revised What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
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Nov
8
comment What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
@astromax Ah, alright, I sort of assumed that wouldn't cause any confusion, but it's a good thing to mention. Thanks!
Nov
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revised What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
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Nov
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comment What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
@astromax Thanks for the input and the edit! (1) I think I know what you mean, but could you elaborate? (2) Yes, but the upper bound is pretty tiny for $\nu_e$, so we get a rather high lower bound for avg speed. I'll edit that in though. (3) Oh, I just meant that neutrinos can be accelerated further in a gravitational field, making them even faster. (4) I mentioned that in the post ("the only reason..."), but the link is appreciated!
Nov
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Nov
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comment What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
For that matter, beta particles outpace photons in the cooling chambers of nuclear reactors, but of course their $\gamma$s are orders of magnitude less than that of the caffeinated neutrinos :) Also, interesting link, thanks!
Nov
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answered What's the fastest moving object in the universe?
Oct
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revised Why do black holes have jets and accretion disks?
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Oct
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answered Why do black holes have jets and accretion disks?
Oct
28
comment How much did we know about asteroids at the beginning of the 20th century?
Twain was born under a comet and died under a comet. That probably has something to do with any anachronistic knowledge of his :P