ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Josh Talbot

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Past Classes

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Animation Speculation in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Come watch animated shorts with some animation enthusiasts! Let's talk about the impact that these stories can have on your world. Thoughtful discussion encouraged, snacks provided.

Stop Thinking and Listen: Explore Your Mind! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Have you ever noticed yourself thinking? How much control do we even have on our thoughts? What does it even mean to think? In this class, we will learn the practice of meditation, as we explore what our minds are really doing.

Weather is Awesome! Intro to Atmospheric Science in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come explore the beauty of Earth's atmosphere and weather and learn how weather phenomena are observed and predicted.

Jam Session! in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Have you ever wanted to make music but couldn't find the time/instruments/people? Is there a melody or rhythm stuck in your head that you can't keep from sharing? Maybe you ask: "I've listened to music, but what is this 'jam' you speak of?" Well then sign up for Jam Session!

Complex Numbers in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
Maybe you've heard of an imaginary number, but what is it really? And how can it make any sense? In this course, we will explore the theory, intuition and applications that come from the famous $$\sqrt{-1}$$. The course starts off with the history and construction of numbers. We then learn how to work with complex numbers leading up to some surprising results. At the end of the course, we look at advanced concepts like holomorphic functions and Riemann surfaces. So come join! Along the way, we will also touch upon other important topics in mathematics including group theory and algebra and look at cool, useful real-life engineering applications.

How to Win Games in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
We'll start off talking about simple games like Tic-Tac-Toe and discuss how to think about games and optimal strategies. Maybe later we'll talk about more complicated games like Nim and some non-deterministic games. The class will be a mixture of us talking about theory and students splitting into groups and playing games.

Mathematical Gems in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Will present some simple unexpected and insightful results in math. Hopefully this will convince you that math can be beautiful.