ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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M10907: Powerful Primes in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
What is the last digit of the number $$31415926535^{2016^{2015^{2014}}}$$ when expressed in base 2017? Using simple but unexpected number theory techniques, you can answer this and other deep questions in mathematics instantly! Come join to learn what happens when you raise an integer to a power, and explore all the fascinating math you can surprisingly do with this. We will prove and generalise Fermat's Little Theorem and see a few of its immense implications. We will also uncover interesting relationships between primes and perfect squares. Along the way we will see how powers modulo a prime can be used in real-life cryptography.

S10931: The Sound Of Science in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Are you interested in the physics of sound, and how this applies to music? Do you want to hear someone rap about compression waves? Come to this class!

X10335: Superheroes 101 in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Don't know the difference between Dr. Doom and Doomsday? Can't understand why the X-men and the Justice League don't team up? This is the class for you. A two hour introduction to the worlds of comic books.

M9637: Integration Bee! in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Come participate in an integration bee (YES, A CONTEST), similar to the one held at MIT annually, and then learn some calculus from us afterwards! Winner of the bee (the GRAND INTEGRATOR) gets a prize TBD.

S9879: Theory of Special Relativity in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Time machines aren't just science fiction! With simple and intuitive thought experiments and a bit of math, you too can learn the physics that made Einstein famous! We will start with the basics of length contraction and time dilation and move on to look at the symmetries of four vectors and the Lorentz group in the Minkowski spacetime manifold, changing the way you think of position and time forever.