ESP Biography



EMMA BATSON, MIT grad student in EECS (applied physics)




Major: 6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm just starting research on superconductors with the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication lab, but I've been around MIT for a while now. When I'm not teaching or doing physics, I play piano and doodle endlessly.



Past Classes

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S14423: Physics of the Extreme! in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
In this 3-week sequence, you’ll learn about what happens on the frontiers of the universe! What happens when things get really big, when things get really cold, or when we go way back into the past? You’ll learn about black holes, which live in the middle of galaxies, spew out hot plasma, and gulp up stars. You’ll learn about superconductivity, which happens when you freeze metal with liquid helium until it stops making sense. And you’ll learn about the history of our universe — what we think happened in the first few minutes (like, ever) giving rise to everything we can and can’t see in the night sky. If you’re curious about what goes in places you can barely imagine, this class will help you discover some really weird answers!


S14155: black holes! in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Black holes live in the middle of galaxies, spew out hot plasma, and gulp up stars. We'll talk about the history of black holes, what happens when you get too close to a black hole, what black holes do to space and time, and some cool black hole thought experiments. If you want to learn more about all sorts of astrophysical weirdness, this class is for you!


S14156: the standard model! in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
The Standard Model is (as far as we know) the best description of our universe. It summarizes the particles that make up everything around us (as far as we know), and also some things that aren't usually around us. If you want to unlock the mysteries of the universe (as far as we know), join the club and take our class!


S14013: Quantum Computing! in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Quantum computing is apparently the future - people are putting the word "quantum" in front of everything these days. This class will teach you the basics of how quantum computers work, how we can build them, and some neat stuff that we can do with them. It'll be up to you to decide how much of a difference they'll ever make!


P13797: Black Holes! in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Black holes live in the middle of galaxies, spew out hot plasma, and gulp up stars. We'll talk about the history of black holes, what happens when you get too close to a black hole, what black holes do to space and time, and some cool black hole thought experiments. If you want to learn more about all sorts of astrophysical weirdness, this class is for you!


S13328: Black Holes! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Black holes live in the middle of galaxies, spew out hot plasma, and gulp up stars. We'll talk about the history of black holes, what happens when you get too close to a black hole, what black holes do to space and time, and some cool black hole thought experiments. If you want to learn more about all sorts of astrophysical weirdness, this class is for you!


S13329: The Standard Model! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
The Standard Model is (as far as we know) the best description of our universe. It summarizes the particles that make up everything around us (as far as we know), and also some things that aren't usually around us. If you want to unlock the mysteries of the universe (as far as we know), join the club and take our class!


S13332: Quantum Computing! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Quantum computing is apparently the future - people are putting the word "quantum" in front of everything these days. This class will teach you the basics of how quantum computers work, how we build them, and some neat stuff that we can do with them. It'll be up to you to decide how much of a difference they'll ever make!


P12867: Black Holes! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Black holes live in the middle of galaxies, spew out hot plasma, and gulp up stars. We'll talk about the history of black holes, what happens when you get too close to a black hole, what black holes do to space and time, and some cool black hole thought experiments. If you want to learn more about all sorts of astrophysical weirdness, this class is for you!


L11813: Intro to Latin (and general Roman weirdness) in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Learn everything that's strange about Latin and ancient Rome over the course of an hour!


L10823: Introduction to Latin in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Crash course introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture