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I teach physics at Fullerton College, a community college in Southern California. I have an undergrad degree in math and physics from Berkeley and a PhD in physics from Yale. Back when I was doing research, my field was experimental low-energy nuclear physics.


Nov
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comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
Yes, but often with a sense of irony.
Nov
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comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
I'm an American who grew up in small-town California and lived most of my life in big cities in California. I think this is not even a rural-vs-urban thing but just an individual thing. Some people have 700 facebook friends and do air kisses. Others are gruff and plain-spoken.
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Jun
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comment Do Nepalese authorities care about Everest climb fairness?
@NikitaSokolsky: Yes. Even with oxygen and acclimatization, most people traveling to 8000 m can barely function, there is a risk of acute illness, and the body rapidly deteriorates.
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Mar
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answered Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?
Mar
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Mar
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revised Is it dangerous to go to the USA as a Russian now?
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comment Where is wild camping possible in Europe?
@MarkMayo: I see. I guess in USian we'd refer to this as "backcountry camping" or "backpacking," as opposed to "car camping."
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Jun
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comment Where can I find hiking maps for the Alps (Grenoble area)?
for Switzerland, try map.geo.admin.ch
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answered Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?
Apr
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revised Is there a taxi service in Bishop, California?
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