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I'm a post-doctoral researcher with a wide range of interests. I'm currently working in Earth systems science, but I have strong research interests in

  • the foundations of statistical mechanics and its relationship to information theory
  • the thermodynamic properties of radiation
  • non-equilibrium thermodynamics in general
  • complex systems

I'm also generally interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics and in black holes, though I wouldn't say I'm an expert in those things.

It's probably worth noting that despite my strong research interests in physics, all my degrees are in other subjects.


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comment Can I use a power adapter designed for USA in Japan?
Just to confirm for future reference, the international adaptor I mentioned in the question works perfectly in every Japanese socket I've ever came across.
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Oct
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comment Problems with certain times occuring twice (or not at all) on night of daylight saving time to standard time transition
I once had to spend I night in a train station in the UK (where I live) because there was no 2:30 train due to there being no such time as 2:30 that night. With a flight though, you'd be booked in advance, so one would hope this sort of problem wouldn't occur.
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comment Can I use a power adapter designed for USA in Japan?
@Random832 just chargers for my phone, laptop, hair clippers and ebook reader. I checked that all of them can handle the 110 volt supply; one slight complication is that most of them have a UK plug but the hair clippers have a European one. I already went ahead and bought the charger I linked to in the question, as the people in the shop said it should work in Japan, and it can do everything I need.
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comment Can I use a power adapter designed for USA in Japan?
I was planning to buy one - I'd prefer to buy before I go even if it's a bit more expensive, because my phone and computer both have short battery lives, and I'll need to charge them when I get to my hotel in the evening, before I'll have a chance to go shopping. I'll bear that in mind though!
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