ESP Biography

DANIEL BULMASH, MIT sophomore in physics and math

Major: Courses 8+18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Past Classes

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Beginning Bridge in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Bridge - it's not just for your grandmother! Come learn to play this challenging card game. No experience with any card games required.

Counting to Infinity in Spark! 2010 (Mar. 13, 2010)
We all know how to count, but what is counting, really? And how big is infinity? Are there multiple sizes of infinity? (Yes there are!) What do these questions have to do with each other? In this class, we will answer these and other interesting questions that pop up when you deal with infinity.

Counting to Infinity in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Did you know that a set can be completely contained in a set of the same size? Or that there are multiple sizes of infinity? Infinity makes strange things happen, and in this class we'll talk about some of these things along with the notion of countability.

Introduction to Composition: Counterpoint in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
Have you ever wanted to compose your own music? In this class, we'll cover the basics of two-part harmony, focusing on simple two-voice counterpoint. Learn rules for writing good melodies and for harmonizing them in interesting ways! If time remains, we will touch on 4-voice harmony in the style of Bach.

Fair Division in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Everyone knows that sharing is good, but how can you share fairly? And what do we even mean by "fair" anyways? This class examines what a "fair share" means and explores how to make everyone happy when sharing. Using very simple mathematical tools but a sophisticated mathematical mindset, we will present and prove algorithms for finding ways to, for example, share a pizza, distribute an inheritance, or split a cake. Students will have the opportunity to test these procedures.