# ESP Biography

## ELIJAH FERNANDEZ, MIT senior studying math

Major: Course 18

College/Employer: MIT

Not Available.

## Past Classes

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M15800: Interesting Integers in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
What makes a number interesting? Let's talk about it! We'll talk about what makes a number worth extra consideration to a mathematician, look at some examples of how almost every number is interesting, and discuss the "interesting number paradox". Then, we'll try to find an uninteresting number as a group!

M15808: Matrices as Numbers in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
A quick look at how matrices can be used to represent the numbers you're already used to. Assumes no prior knowledge of any matrix operations or linear algebra. We'll start with how to multiply matrices, then figure out how to make numbers out of them, and then see some interesting results, including complex numbers and using matrices as exponents!

M15121: Matrices as Numbers in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
A quick look at how matrices can be used to represent the numbers you're already used to. Assumes no prior knowledge of any matrix operations or linear algebra. We'll start with how to multiply matrices, then figure out how to make numbers out of them, and then see some interesting results, including complex numbers and using matrices as exponents!

M15122: A Survey of Mathematical Memes in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Ever seen a math-based meme you couldn't understand? Or do you already love math memes? If either of these apply to you, then this class is right for you! I'll show you some of my favorite math memes and explain some of the math behind them!

S14786: 3, 2, 1, Beyblade Physics! in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Do you like physics? Do you like spinning tops with cool special moves? Do you like overanalyzing children's TV shows to make sense of them in real-life contexts? Then come to this class to learn about how beyblade launchers work, factors that go into beyblade design, and whether some special moves in the show can happen in real life!