# ESP Biography

## DYLAN MCKAY, ESP Teacher

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Not Available.

## Past Classes

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M13567: Which Numbers Have Short Descriptions? in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
We will be exploring the question "which numbers have short descriptions?" To look at this question, we will first talk about what this means. For example, 123 has a short description because it has few digits. But, 10^100 has a short description even though it has many digits! One way we like to try to give really short descriptions of numbers is by writing computer programs which write these numbers for us! After talking about this, we will discuss some of the cool things we can say about numbers and computer programs that write them.

M13637: Games of Math in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
You might think that you don't need to know any math in order to beat your friends at games. But, you're wrong! Come learn everything you need to know to win at every game.

M13641: Infinity in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Is infinity a number? Can I take infinitely many steps toward my destination and never get there? Are some infinities bigger than others? Come learn about the powerful and confusing nature of infinity!

M12971: Games of Math in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
You might think that you don't need to know any math in order to beat your friends at games. But, you're wrong! Come learn everything you need to know to win at every game.

M12990: Infinity in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Is infinity a number? Can I take infinitely many steps toward my destination and never get there? Are some infinities bigger than others? Come learn about the powerful and confusing nature of infinity!

M11419: Compass-and-straightedge constructions in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Today, people can use computers to draw fancy graphics. Back in the day, the ancient Greeks could only use a compass (to draw circles) and a straightedge (to draw straight lines). They nonetheless managed to draw a lot of things! Come learn to draw like the ancient Greeks!