ESP Biography
TUAN NGUYEN, ESP Teacher
Major: 8 College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2019 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)L13023: Evolution Revolution: Why Darwin Was Wrong in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16  17, 2019)
You might have heard in school about a fellow named Darwin, something about a boat and birds and then a book with words.
What they might have left out was all the ways in which Darwin was dead wrong. In fact, as written, Darwinism is total bogus!
I will be discussing how life really came to be. I will use proper evidence to draw the story of the tree of life, with an emphasis on how very wrong Darwin was.
P13036: What is Color in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16  17, 2019)
Why do things have color?
How do dyes work?
Learn that and more!
X12576: The gods of Gielinor in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17  18, 2018)
Come learn about the gods of Runescape, the myths, the history, and the ongoing struggle for control of the races of Gielinor. Learn about Zamorak's betrayal of Zaros, and about Guthix's banishment. Study the dragonkin, and their relationship with the stone of Jas. The divided dragon riders, and the diary of the last of a kind. Follow the staff of Armadyl through five ages. And hear all about Seren's introduction of the ritual to the Mahjarrat, culminating in the murder of Mah.
We will be going over the gods arriving on Gielinor, and the relationships between them. This course will provide an overview of the developing story of the gods of Runescape, and the relationships between them. This will include cutscenes of the more major events, and depictions of many of the more minor ones. We will meet all of the 20+ gods Runescape has to offer, and trace back their often complex history. We will also take a look at how this lore developed in real time, as the developers tweaked their notion of the various gods they had already introduced, in order to fit the evolving narrative being offered.
M12578: A bit of Galois in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17  18, 2018)
Hold on to your hats, because this is a roller coaster of algebra. I will be rapidly presenting a bunch of complex algebraic concepts, for any students who want a taste of the tougher stuff.
We're going to put the idea of the complex numbers in its appropriate wider context, that of field extensions. I will explain the fundamental algebraic reason why complex solutions to polynomials always come in conjugate pairs, and show you how to permute superfields which fix underlying subfields, using the polynomial ring over a field.
I will introduce groups, fields, rings and vector spaces, and then put them all together using Galois theory. This class will move pretty fast, and it will be a whole lot of information to take in.
M12579: Ordinal Numbers in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17  18, 2018)
Come learn about the all the infinite infinities that come after the counting numbers!
We will be discussing wellordered sets, which are a particularly well behaved class of objects.
Starting with the definition of a well ordered set, and continuing on to examples. We will then demonstrate the general process for constructing more and more well ordered sets, and write down a bunch of different sets.
It's going to be a lot of fun, you should totally come!
M11107: Extending Functions to Complex Numbers in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19  20, 2016)
All your life, you've (probably) been told to ignore nonreal answers, like ln(1). Well not anymore! We'll delve deep into those nonreal answers, and show you the full picture of some your favorite functions!
We'll just be extending some simple functions like log, exponential, trig, and inverse trig to complex numbers.
M10134: Extending Functions to Complex Numbers in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21  22, 2015)
All your life, you've (probably) been told to ignore nonreal answers, like ln(1). Well not anymore! We'll delve deep into those nonreal answers, and show you the full picture of some your favorite functions!
We'll just be extending some simple functions like log, exponential, trig, and inverse trig to complex numbers.
