ESP Biography

MATT HODEL, MIT Junior studying Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

-(High School) Hopkins School in New Haven, CT Class of 2012
-Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, summer course in Quantum Mechanics (Summer 2011), online course in intermediate mechanics (Fall 2011)
-(University) MIT 2016 Dept of Physics

Research Experience:
-(Summer 2013) UROP with High Energy Particles group at MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science: upgrade study for CMS detector at CERN examining experimental measurement of Higgs self coupling constant

Interests: History of Science, Disc Golf, Movies, Folk Music, Rock Music, Biking, Epic Literature

Past Classes

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M8378: The Geometry of Complex Numbers in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
You may have heard about imaginary numbers and the mysterious number $$ i $$, the supposed square root of negative one. But what do they really mean? We will explore the subject of complex numbers (sums of real numbers and imaginary numbers) from a geometric perspective, and (hopefully) gain a deeper appreciation for what these objects are and why they are so interesting.

S7908: Quantum Electrodynamics for Dummies in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
What do you get when you combine quantum mechanics with relativity? The relativistic quantum field theory of electrodynamics, duh!