ESP Biography


Major: 8

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of John Shackleton

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Not Available.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

S14191: The Science of Happiness in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
We all know a thing or two about happiness from experience. But what can science teach us about it? In this class, we will review research on human happiness and explore what the scientific method can - and can't - teach us.

S14192: Epidemiology: Disease Snapshots in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Are you tired of hearing about COVID-19??? Do you want to learn more about diseases that are deadlier, more contagious, and less manageable than COVID??? In this class, we'll survey a few prominent pathogens with pandemic potential (and some without pandemic potential).

S13705: A Gentle Introduction to Quantum Mechanics in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Socially, quantum mechanics is mentioned quite a bit and is usually mystified as some sort of dark arts that only few are able to understand. You may have heard about the infamous Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment, Einstein's quote concerning quantum mechanics that "God does not play dice with the universe", entanglement, Quantum Computing, superposition, wave functions, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and many more buzzwords or "buzz concepts" of quantum mechanics. After finishing this course, you will soon be the life of the party with your fundamental understanding of these "buzz concepts."

S13748: Current Topics in Public Health in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Do you ever think about diseases? If so, you should take this class. Each week, we will go in-depth on a specific current topic in public health (thus the name of the class), including encephalitis, the flu, nutrition, and others. Since this is the first time I'm teaching this class, I am also open to suggestions.

M13382: Mathematical Modeling (In Brief) in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
How can we use math to make sense out of the world? In this class, we'll explore different techniques that data scientists use to model real-world scenarios, and we'll provide examples of these techniques in action. Specifically, we'll look at how we can use math to describe physical systems and disease transmission.

P12904: What is Physics? in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
In this class, we explore what exactly is meant by the term 'physics' and what the field hopes to do. This class is meant for students who are interested in physics but have little exposure to the formulas and concepts behind it. We will also do some basic demonstrations of classical mechanics.