ESP Biography


Major: Physics and CS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2026

Picture of Abhay Bestrapalli

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Past Classes

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P15875: Movies, Books and Plots in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
We are gonna analyze movies, books, and TV shows and figure out how to structure a plot, how to build character arcs of different kinds, how to set up cliffhangers, how different genres are different, and how pacing stories works. Includes 3 Act structure, the hero's journey and all the other buzzwords.

X15588: Medieval Warfare in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Learn about the art of warfare in medieval times, from strategies that the Romans used to the evolution of swords, and even warfare in the Lord of the Rings.

S15192: Cosmology in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Hubble, Friedman, Guth. Learn all about the history of the universe through the lens of elementary cosmology. Topics to be covered include the cosmological distance ladder, scale factor, Friedman equation, curvature and non-euclidean geometries, the Lambda-cdm model, distance metrics, and more!

W15345: Making a world! in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Build a fictional world together! There will be a map+docs where anyone can add details and features: make the world's history, geography, and cultures.

M15353: Everything is a Window in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Have you ever wondered what the applications of abstract algebra to real world life are? Explore how groups can be used to solve a famous puzzle involving a game (the 15 puzzle) and more. [Edited]