ESP Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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B8991: Greek Mythology 101 in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Learn about the Greek myths and gods, and their associated mythology. We'll talk about the big things, like Kronos and him eating all the children before his wife got him, Hercules doing his Twelve Tasks, etc. We'll also talk about other things. Like the things Zeus did in his spare time, and that time Demeter accidentally ate someone's shoulder, or why Sisyphus was sentenced to rolling that stone up that hill for all eternity. Also learn about some of the literature these myths inspired. Basically, you'll get an introduction to the myths and he literature they inspired.

S8999: Immunology 101 and Related Topics in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
1) We'll talk about how your body fights off invaders, and then 2) We'll talk about some nasty things that your body won't work against. We could discuss some Ebola as well, if it is still relevant. 3) Then we'll talk about how your body could turn against yourself (autoimmune disorders).

X7763: Scientific Analogies to Harry Potter Spells in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Being normal non-magical Muggles, we only have technology. But don't despair! This class will explore ways of getting Harry Potter spells (and items) to work in real life (albeit with much more complicated resources...) Examples include Invisibility Cloaks/Disillusionment Charms, Banishing Charm, Babbling Curse, Marauder's Map, etc.