ESP Biography

ALI GHORASHI, MIT Physics Phd Student-CMT group

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Ali Ghorashi

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a BA and and MS in physics. I started research in the condensed matter theory group at MIT in June 2019.

Past Classes

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H14322: Random Facts about Communist Countries in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Did you know that Fidel Castro's favourite cow holds the world record in milk yield on a single day? That Burkina Faso vaccinated 2.5 million children in one week under Marxist rule? That an interview broadcast on Soviet TV revealed, with evidence, that Lenin was actually a mushroom? Come learn about intriguing things that happened in the communist world that you'd never find in a history book! This class does not endorse any political ideology, and won't be a comprehensive history lesson but just a bunch of miscellaneous facts. Since we're at MIT, we'll be particularly interested scientific/technical topics among others.

S13509: Physics in the Age of Spin (1/2) in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
We'll explore the world of modern physics using the concept that gives us the most bang for our buck- spin 1/2. Wanna learn about the underlying concepts behind the 2019 Breakthrough Prize without reading through arcane papers? Or delve into Lorentz covariance while bypassing the boring stuff like length contraction? This class will aim to cover the basics of the most interesting physical phenomena through a paradigm that minimizes mathematical pain.