ESP Biography
SOPHIE VULPE, ESP Teacher
Major: 18 College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2026 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M16006: Mathematical Matchmaking in Spark 2024 (Mar. 16  17, 2024)
Come one, come all, to Mathentine’s Day! Celebrate the discount (and platonic) version of Valentine’s Day that is so close yet so far from Pi Day by meeting some new friends and secretly doing some math in the process. Like dating apps, we’ll use a super secret algorithm to pair you up, but unlike dating apps, we’ll eventually explain how the algorithm works. All you need is a willingness to learn about people and numbers alike!
Note: The activity we have planned requires an even number of participants, so it is important that if you sign up for this class, you show up. Some sweet treats will be provided.
W16028: Eclipses and Other Earthly Physics in Spark 2024 (Mar. 16  17, 2024)
Come learn about the science of eclipses and how you can observe the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th!
S15785: Shooting for the Stars: Notable Women in Physics in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18  19, 2023)
Ever wondered why no famous female physicists are mentioned in your physics classes? (Marie Curie is the exception, not the rule.) Look no further, for the Undergraduate Women in Physics club (UWiP) will patch the holes in your knowledge left by the Massachusetts education system. Join us for a fun discussion about the lives and work of renowned physicists such as ChienShiung Wu and Shirley Ann Jackson, and meet the coolest group of future physicists at MIT.
S15850: The Fascinating Physics of Solids in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18  19, 2023)
Have you ever wondered what is happening within a material on an atomic level? Why can electrons move through metals but not insulators (like wood)? Come learn about the exciting field of condensed matter physics, which has led to the development of numerous technologies and innovations, such as semiconductors, transistors, and microelectronics. In this class we will cover the main conceptual ideas needed for understanding solids and introduce some advanced topics in quantum mechanics (wavefunctions, Schrodinger’s Equation, and more).
Note: No knowledge of advanced physics will be assumed  we will build up everything along the way.
M15529: Mathematical Matchmaking in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18  19, 2023)
Come one, come all, to Mathentine’s Day! Celebrate the discount (and platonic) version of Valentine’s Day that is so close yet so far from Pi Day by meeting some new friends and secretly doing some math in the process. Like dating apps, we’ll use a super secret algorithm to pair you up, but unlike dating apps, we’ll eventually explain how the algorithm works. All you need is a willingness to learn about people and numbers alike!
Note: The activity we have planned requires an even number of participants, so it is important that if you sign up for this class, you show up. Some sweet treats will be provided.
M15260: The Math Behind the Movies in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19  20, 2022)
Ever wonder why Pixar movies are so effective at making you break down crying over familial relationships? Or how Marvel movies can bring comics characters to life so well? Come explore the math behind VFX. We'll look into a variety of animated and action movies and discuss the algebra, trigonometry, and linear algebra that make the magic happen.
