# User:Fineline

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I'm a theoretical physicist, software developer, and musician, currently living in Austin, TX. I'm out in SF quite a bit though. | I'm a theoretical physicist, software developer, and musician, currently living in Austin, TX. I'm out in SF quite a bit though. | ||

− | I have a PhD in theoretical physics from UT Austin, and a BS in physics from UC San Diego. My doctoral research | + | I have a PhD in theoretical physics from UT Austin, and a BS in physics from UC San Diego. My doctoral research dealt with building string theoretic models of QCD-like quantum field theories at strong coupling, via the AdS/CFT correspondence. You read all about it [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8542380/non_SUSY_engineering.pdf here] (warning: HELLA taylor expansions). |

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= Contact = | = Contact = | ||

fineline@gmail.com | fineline@gmail.com | ||

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*AdS/CFT | *AdS/CFT | ||

− | *The holographic perspective on quantum entanglement entropy, and its implications for space/time emergence (ie the program spearheaded by [http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.3035 Von Raamsdonk] | + | *The holographic perspective on quantum entanglement entropy, and its implications for space/time emergence (ie the program spearheaded by [http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.3035 Von Raamsdonk]). And of course [http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.1132 ER=EPR] |

*Machine Learning | *Machine Learning | ||

*Statistical Mechanics (I'm particularily interested in learning about/implementing boltzmann machines, and their applications to real-world systems -- eg work by [http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.2242 Bialek]. See also his [http://www.princeton.edu/~wbialek/PHY562.html textbook]) | *Statistical Mechanics (I'm particularily interested in learning about/implementing boltzmann machines, and their applications to real-world systems -- eg work by [http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.2242 Bialek]. See also his [http://www.princeton.edu/~wbialek/PHY562.html textbook]) | ||

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*Rational (ie phenomenological) discussion of mysticism in general | *Rational (ie phenomenological) discussion of mysticism in general | ||

*High Explosives | *High Explosives | ||

+ | *Saxophone | ||

+ | *Hiking | ||

+ | *Mountaineering |

## Revision as of 04:15, 7 November 2013

I'm a theoretical physicist, software developer, and musician, currently living in Austin, TX. I'm out in SF quite a bit though.

I have a PhD in theoretical physics from UT Austin, and a BS in physics from UC San Diego. My doctoral research dealt with building string theoretic models of QCD-like quantum field theories at strong coupling, via the AdS/CFT correspondence. You read all about it here (warning: HELLA taylor expansions).

# Contact

fineline@gmail.com

@fineline179 on twitter

# Interests/Projects

- AdS/CFT
- The holographic perspective on quantum entanglement entropy, and its implications for space/time emergence (ie the program spearheaded by Von Raamsdonk). And of course ER=EPR
- Machine Learning
- Statistical Mechanics (I'm particularily interested in learning about/implementing boltzmann machines, and their applications to real-world systems -- eg work by Bialek. See also his textbook)
- Kundalini Yoga
- Rational (ie phenomenological) discussion of mysticism in general
- High Explosives
- Saxophone
- Hiking
- Mountaineering