ESP Biography



DIYANG TANG, teacher, ESP administrator, baller individual.




Major: Mathematics (18C)

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2013

Picture of Diyang Tang

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I want to be National Geographic Magazine personified.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


I'm Not a Prescriptivist, But... in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Everyone has a word-related pet peeve. Is there a word other people misuse that makes you a bit sad, since you like the word so much? Come exalt over words, but also come prepared to celebrate the fluidity of the English language and how word meanings change.


I'm Not a Prescriptivist, But... in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Everyone has a word-related pet peeve. Is there a word other people misuse that makes you a bit sad, since you like the word so much? Come exalt over words, but also come prepared to celebrate the fluidity of the English language and how word meanings change.


The Politics of European Soccer in Spark! 2010 (Mar. 13, 2010)
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but soccer by another name is a bigger deal. In Europe, as in many other places, “football” is important enough for us to use it to examine dynamics in European society and politics. This class will show you exactly how much you can determine about a place from soccer, and why we can determine all of that.


Macbeth: the Fast-Fowarded Edition in HSSP Spring 2010 (Apr. 17, 2010)
Like how you can skip through video and see images zip through three times faster? Hate that it will never happen in real life? Well, you might never see a tale about dastardly intrigue, the supernatural, and Scottish forests rushed through on stage, but at least you can read and analyze <i>Macbeth</i> on high speed. This class will go through and discuss the play in five weekends, so you better hold on tight.


The Politics of European Soccer in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but soccer by another name is a bigger deal. In Europe, as in many other places, "football" is important enough for us to use it to examine dynamics in European society and politics. This class will show you exactly how much you can determine about a place from soccer, and why we can determine all of that.


A Table, Periodically in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
If you had to guess, how many elements would you say there are? (Hint: there are fewer elements than there are Pokemon.) How many do you know? Do you have a favorite? Do you want one? This class will cover all the cool things that make elements distinctive and all the cool things that make them similar, and we'll top it all off with a dash of music.