About the blog

Josh Ruebeck’s Reductive Detective Agency1 is a repository for my ramblings on (mostly) the foundations of physics. I intend to include a mix of summaries/commentaries-of-things-I’ve-read and expositions-on-physics-things-aimed-at-people-who-don’t-usually-think-about-them (with a dash of speculative-idea-positing and a pinch of woo-woo). I find that writing things up helps me to understand them, and having an audience (however imaginary) greatly increases the chance I’ll actually write something down. (write up? write down? what’s going on here?)

About me

I’m currently working on a Master’s degree in physics at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. Note to self: make quip about hiring me and link to CV. I also make music that you can find at my bandcamp, and you can look at Real Academic Writing that I’ve done on my google scholar page.

1any resemblance to persons or entities (reality or fiction) is purely coincidental