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Dr. Jay Maron
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Order of magnitude material on the web

Once upon a time, Peter Goldreich and Sterl Phinney pioneered an order-of-magnitude physics class at Caltech.

"The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering", Sanjoy Mahajan
"Street-Fighting Mathematics, The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving", Sanjoy Mahajan
"Order-of-Magnitude Physics: Understanding the World with Dimensional Analysis, Educated Guesswork, and White Lies", Peter Goldreich, Sanjoy Mahajan, and Sterl Phinney
"Order-of-Magnitude Physics", Jay Maron
"The Solar System", Eric Blackman
"Astropedia", Chris Impey
"The astronomical reach of fundamental physics", Adam Burrows and Jeremiah Ostriker
David Hogg, "Real-world physics: A dropped bucket"
David Hogg, "Air resistance"
Sanjoy Mahanan and David Hogg, "Introductory Physics, the new Scholasticism"
Sterl Phinney, Caltech
Eugene Chiang, Berkeley
Nir Shaviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Youtube videos
XKCD articles
Minute Physics & Minute Earth
Simulations

Helmholtz: "I have no satisfaction in formulas unless I feel their numerical magnitude."


Teaching

Online classes at the American Museum of Natural History

I teach the "Solar System" and "Space, Time, and Motion" classes at AMNH.


Hall of Action Scientists

Astrophysics research

Papers:
* The Phurba algorithm: Theory
* The Phurba algorithm: Tests
* Magnetized turbulence
* Helical dynamo
* Alfven wave turbulence
* Theory of resolution in turbulence simulations, paper #1
* Theory of resolution in turbulence simulations, paper #2
"Phurbas: An Adaptive, Lagrangian, Meshless, Magnetohydrodynamics Code. I. Algorithm" Maron, McNally & Mac Low, ApJS 2012, Vol 200, 1, 6
"Phurbas: An Adaptive, Lagrangian, Meshless, Magnetohydrodynamics Code. II. Implementation and Tests" McNally, Maron & Mac Low. ApJS 2012, Vol 200, 1, 7
"The Nonlinear Magnetic Cascade," Maron, Cowley, & McWilliams, ApJ 603, 2004
"Effect of Fractional Kinetic Helicity on turbulent Magnetic Dynamo Spectra" Maron & Blackman, ApJL 566, 41, 2002
"Simulations of Incompressible MHD turbulence" J. Maron & P. Goldreich, ApJ 2001
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Other interests

Sumo
Columbia rugby
Columbia Bach Society

Powerlifting
Shaolin kung fu
Caltech floorhockey


Badass training material

"Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers", by Bender & Orszag
"Numerical Recipes", by William Press, Saul Teukolsky, William Vetterling and Brian Flannery
The Bach Chaconne for Viola

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler

Much to learn, you still have
Complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers

Shaolin Abbott: What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
Bruce Lee: To have no technique.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (tweet): If you seek only easy problems to solve, then ultimately, there'll be nothing about you to distinguish yourself from others.

Richard Askey (mathematician): If things are nice there is probably a good reason why they are nice: and if you do not know at least one reason for this good fortune, then you still have work to do.


Topics for public talks

Predicting what the aliens will look like
The mightiness of Wikipedia
Pythagoras and the invention of the 12-tone musical scale
Physics of playing musical instruments
Hall of badass scientists
Game of Thrones physics
Shaolin kung fu and astrobiology
Restoring visual acuity through meditation
"Not even wrong": How to shoot down bull
Megaprojects
The end of the universe
Asteroid mining
Ancient Greek astronomy and measuring the size of the solar system
Customizing the Earth's climate
Physics of wrestling
Terraforming Mars
The future of energy
The story behind the demotion of Pluto
Formula-1 racing
Playoff systems and the college football postseason


Links

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Pedro da Silva. Composer/guitarist
Brian Malow, the science comedian
Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History
Columbia Rugby
Julie Urban     Planthopper
Matthew Bertone     Entomology, Systematics, Media
Not Even Wrong     Peter Woit
Cosmic Variance     Sean Carroll


The giants upon whose shoulders Newton stood were standing upon Chuck's shoulders.

Chuck spaghettifies black holes.

The International Astronomical Union designates the Earth-Chuck system as a double planet.

If Chuck had been at Thermopylae, the movie would have been titled "1".

All geodesics end at Chuck's foot.

The mass of the Higgs boson is given by Chuck.

Chuck's protons never decay.

Erdos has a Chuck number of 1.

That which does not destroy us makes us more like Chuck.

Chuck can calculate electricity and magnetism in British units.

Chuck can metabolize dark energy.

Chuck does a roundhouse kick by spinning the Earth and holding out his foot.

The existence of Chuck quantizes the electric charge.

Chuck's demon kicks the butt of Maxwell's demon.

The SI unit of action is the "Chuck".

Chuck follows the "principle of most action".

Stephen Hawking retired from the Lucasian Chair to take up the Norris Chair.

When Chuck fights with the Avenges he is known as "Denim Man".

Iron man's suit is constructed from an Iron-Denim alloy developed by Chuck.

Once upon a time, Chuck wrote a letter and handed it to Szilard, who handed it to Einstein, who handed it to Roosevelt.

Robert Zubrin was going to abandon hope on Mars but then Chuck joined the Mars Society.

God uses Chuck's units.

Chuck tosses dwarfs.

Hilbert's list originally contained 24 problems and the first person he showed it to was Chuck.

God wanted to make the universe supersymmetric but Chuck told him it's a dumb idea.

Chuck can make python pass by reference.

Chuck represents spinors with denim.

When Chuck picked up a viola, violinists stopped telling viola jokes.

The existence of Chuck causes the Zermelo Fraenkel axioms of set theory to break down.

Chuck is impervious to Lebesque integration.


Caltech

U. Wisconsin student center
Rathskeller bar in the UW student center

Green Bay, Wisconsin, population 104057
Lambeau Field, capacity 81435

University of Wisconsin, BS in physics and mathematics
Caltech, PhD in physics


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Port Askaig
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True neutral:  I serve the realm. Someone must.
Your defenses must be as flexible and inventive as the arts you seek to undo
If you do not study, you shall not pass!
It's my job to think as Dark Wizards do. When it comes to the Dark Arts I believe in a practical approach. You need to know what you're up against.

Do you really believe that just because you downloaded a kung fu program that you can do kung fu?
Science
I have seen memes come and go so fast that they can hardly be said to have occured at all

Would you care to explain your logic?
One does not simply pass without studying
The Scotch must flow!
















































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