ESP Biography

BENJI KAN, Harvard student studying Physics and more!

Major: Physics and Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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M14131: A Cute Introduction to Group Theory in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Suppose I give you a set of elements and some operation, and I tell you six very basic facts about this set. Can you tell me what the set is? With a topic as well-studied and foundational as group theory, the simplest of facts can develop into some incredibly powerful results. Group theory is one of the most central studies in math; in fact, most everything you've dealt in with math belongs to a group. The integers form a group; so are the symmetries of a square. Because of its ubiquity, group theory both generalizes our already familiar knowledge and provides various tools to tackle problems in other areas of math, some of which we'll see near the end of the class. This class will hopefully make large parts of basic group theory much more accessible to facilitate future, more advanced studies!