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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 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: | + | 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 can read all about it [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8542380/non_SUSY_engineering.pdf here] (warning: hella taylor expansions). |

− | = Contact = | + | |

+ | == Contact == | ||

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

− | + | [https://twitter.com/fineline179 Twitter] | |

− | [https://www.facebook.com/steve.c.young | + | [https://www.facebook.com/steve.c.young Facebook] |

− | + | [http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=204000464&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile LinkedIn] | |

+ | == Projects == | ||

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+ | *''vForms'' is a virtual environment for information organization for Windows 8 (sorry like 99.999% of the people reading this). C++ and DirectX. Ask me about it! | ||

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+ | == Interests == | ||

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+ | *String Theory | ||

*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 [http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.0932 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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*High Explosives | *High Explosives | ||

*Saxophone | *Saxophone | ||

+ | *Learning Python | ||

+ | *Cinder (creative coding library), and its application towards virtual workspace environment design on tablets and in augmented reality. | ||

*Hiking | *Hiking | ||

*Mountaineering | *Mountaineering | ||

+ | *Cooking (mostly Chinese and Mexican) | ||

+ | *Open Access Publishing | ||

+ | *Co-operative living | ||

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+ | == Some Publications == | ||

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+ | [http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.2397 The Stability of Non-Extremal Conifold Backgrounds with Sources] | ||

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+ | [http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1727 The Non-SUSY Baryonic Branch: Soft Supersymmetry Breaking of N=1 Gauge Theories] | ||

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+ | [http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin/0110044 Plasticity and learning in a network of coupled phase oscillators] | ||

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+ | [http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.8.9532 Multi-user communication using chaotic frequency modulation] | ||

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+ | '''Sponsors for associate membership.''' | ||

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## Revision as of 18:49, 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 can read all about it here (warning: hella taylor expansions).

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## Contact

fineline@gmail.com

## Projects

*vForms*is a virtual environment for information organization for Windows 8 (sorry like 99.999% of the people reading this). C++ and DirectX. Ask me about it!

## Interests

- String Theory
- 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
- Learning Python
- Cinder (creative coding library), and its application towards virtual workspace environment design on tablets and in augmented reality.
- Hiking
- Mountaineering
- Cooking (mostly Chinese and Mexican)
- Open Access Publishing
- Co-operative living

## Some Publications

The Stability of Non-Extremal Conifold Backgrounds with Sources

The Non-SUSY Baryonic Branch: Soft Supersymmetry Breaking of N=1 Gauge Theories

Plasticity and learning in a network of coupled phase oscillators

Multi-user communication using chaotic frequency modulation

**Sponsors for associate membership.**