ESP Biography


Major: physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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M13305: Large Numbers in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
What's the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire? Which is bigger, $$1.1^{1.1^{100}}$$ or $$100^{100}$$? Can we name a number that's so big that we can't understand it? In this class, we'll head down the rabbit hole of describing larger and larger numbers.

M13593: Simple Models of Computation in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Almost all programming languages are equally powerful—anything one of them can do, they all can. We’ll talk about two less powerful models of computation—ones that can’t even, say, tell whether two numbers are equal. They’ll nevertheless save the day if you have to search through 200MB of emails looking for something formatted like an address. This is a math class, not a programming one—we’ll talk about clever proofs for what those models of computation can and can’t do.

M13115: The Computational Complexity of Games and Puzzles in HSSP Summer 2019 (Jul. 07, 2019)
Every hear about P vs. NP? Did you know that this fundamental mathematics question also relates to games and puzzles? This class will explore how the mathematics of computational complexity relates to games and puzzles.

S12111: Special Relativity in HSSP Spring 2018 (Feb. 24, 2018)
Come explore relativity, where space and time mix and the laws of physics are not the same as what you've learned in school! In this class, we'll see how special relativity is a consequence of a few simple postulates. We'll analyze so-called paradoxes of relativity and see that they aren't so paradoxical after all.