ESP Biography



LEO ALCOCK, ESP Teacher




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Past Classes

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M14661: Straws Have Two Holes in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Mathematically, straws have two holes. We'll talk about the theory of holes, or "holology" and how one can count the holes of surfaces. This is an introduction to low dimensional topology. Don't listen to the one hole guy.


X12409: Talking about Mathematics in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This talk is meant to introduce the world of mathematics beyond the high school classroom. We will discuss what mathematics is in a modern context and why mathematicians and scientists dedicate so much time to its practice. It will start with a brief overview of the presentation of mathematics in high school and then shift to our main focus. Topics include: modelling, formalism, abstraction, unreasonable effectiveness, and beauty in mathematics. Time permitting, we may be able to talk a bit of the culture of mathematics.


X11702: Living With Invisible Illness in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
From having to drop out of highschool in freshman year, to making day to day decisions that knowingly cause immense physical pain, my illness has had a fairly significant impact on my life. In this talk I will be discussing my illness (which is somewhat complicated but best described as "chronic fatigue syndrome") and more specifically how it shapes all decisions from a micro to a macro-scale.


M11766: Fast Fourier Transforms done Fast in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Fourier transforms/Fourier series/Discrete Fourier transforms and finally yes, the fast Fourier transform have been a staple of the Splash scene. To continue on with this tradition, I'm going to be talking about FFTs from a computational number theory side (and hopefully a side you haven't seen before). The focus of the lecture will be understanding how computers multiply large integers using the FFT, and it will explore FFTs in (more) arbitrary rings and the three primes approach to integer multiplication.


M11482: Intro to Real and Complex Analysis in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
This class will go over various topics in real and complex analysis. We will go over the construction of the real numbers via Dedekind cuts and introduce many concepts in analysis through the use of point set topology.We will also go over the basics of algebra on the complex plane. We will later explain calculus on the complex plane and geometries like Riemann surfaces. Apart from the pure math, near the end we plan on introducing basics of fluid flow using complex analysis.