ESP Biography

LISA DANZ, MIT senior studying math.

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Course 18 vegan musician who likes to dabble in other courses as well. I did a semester in Madrid last spring and now know how to say certain mathematical concepts in Spanish that I can't say in English.

Past Classes

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X2985: Knitting in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Ever wanted to knit a mobius band? Or knit anything really? Learn how to knit! If you already know how and want to show off your skillz, you're welcome to come too.

M2997: The Projective Plane in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
In the projective plane, all lines intersect, even "parallel" ones. You get the projective plane if you sew a disc onto a mobius band. (It is not physically possible to finish sewing this in three dimensions.) It's a pretty crazy world. Come along for the ride!

M1882: Introductory Topology in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
You've probably heard that a topologist can't tell the difference between a donut and a coffee cup. But what *can* a topologist do? In this lecture, I'll try to give you a glimpse into the topologists' world with the key definitions, and hopefully with an interesting result or two. In particular, among other things, you will find out precisely why the coffee cup and the donut are the same.

Nutrition with a plant-based diet in SPLASH (2007)
Depending on whom you ask, being vegan or vegetarian will kill you or save you. It will be easy or ...