ESP Biography

THOMAS MILLER, MIT Masters Student in Mechanical Engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

A 13 year veteran of the US Navy, Tom is a Master's student in the School of Mechanical Engineering. He has a passion for reading, writing, and science and would love to share that with an engaged HSSP class. In his time off campus, Tom spends his days with his two daughters, Lucy and Violet, and his wife, Elizabeth. He also writes short stories and has published several under a pseudonym.

Past Classes

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A9177: The Science of Science Fiction: World Building from a Literary Perspective in HSSP Spring 2015 (Feb. 21, 2015)
A mixture of lectures and seminar discussions that discuss the methods employed by various authors in the development of their literary universes. The real science behind these creations will also be covered to push the idea that in order to write solid science fiction, solid science is a necessary foundation. Examples of authors to be covered: Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Neal Stephenson, C.J. Cherryh, Orson Scott Card, and more. Topics covered will include hard sciences, such as geology and astrobiology, as well as, the soft sciences, such as anthropology and politics.