ESP Biography

GABRIEL SPAHN, UMN Senior studying Physics and Music

Major: Physics and Music

College/Employer: University of Minnesota undergraduate senior

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

From Rapid City SD, now studying in Minneapolis. I play the piano and the viola, and I do summer work for NEXUS at Fermilab.

Past Classes

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X14088: Did We Start the Fire? History from 1949-1989 as Told by Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Ever wanted to learn the history of the world from 1949 to 1989 but never had any idea how? Well, fortunately, in "We Didn't Start the Fire", Billy Joel meticulously lists every important event which occurred during those four decades [citation needed]. In this class, we'll go through each and every reference made by Billy Joel in a song that he notoriously called "like a dentist's drill," and hopefully learn something about history along the way.