# Has any physicist answered a question citing his own work on PhysicsSE?

Imagine if when reading a question about a theory or paper by Michio Kaku, you scrolled down to see an answer "When I wrote this theory, [...]".

I always thought it'd be neat to see something like that here - has it happened?

More specifically, has any question, citing a specific theory or work recieved an answer by someone who self-identifies as being the author of the work / theory in question?

• Not on this site, there's an interesting answer to Was the reduction in Shor's algorithm originally discovered by Shor? in Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange, by one Peter Shor. – Emilio Pisanty Aug 11 '15 at 16:00
• @EmilioPisanty ...who indirectly has referenced his own work here a number of times, e.g. in this question. – user10851 Aug 11 '15 at 16:01
• The question is slightly unclear. Are you asking for situations where user A asks a question about Dr. B's work, and B shows up and explains it? Or is it OK for A to ask something more general and Prof. Dr. C to chime in and give examples from their own work? There is a slight title/body disconnect in how you phrase it. – Emilio Pisanty Aug 11 '15 at 16:03
• @EmilioPisanty Your second example is more of "Hi, Im smart I wrote I paper I'll refernce it so you can admire me" whilst Im asking about "Hi, I see you cited my work, here's the answer to your question." If you read my bottom paragraph I think I really did make this clear by the way. – J.Todd Aug 11 '15 at 16:05
• @JonathanTodd Not necessarily. In any case, the title could (and should) be improved to better reflect the spirit of the question. – Emilio Pisanty Aug 12 '15 at 10:25
• I mentioned the second footnote on page 12 of this article referencing my work in a discussion some time ago somewhere here on StackExchange :) . – Count Iblis Aug 23 '15 at 2:51

Doing a search of "my paper" presents a few more users who have at least cited their works in their answers (discounting vixra because it's usually not reputable works hosted there), though not usually the case that the question itself is about their works: