ESP Biography



MATTHEW DENMAN, ESP Teacher




Major: Nuclear Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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Walkthrough of MIT's Nuclear Reactor MIT-R in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
See a nuclear reactor first hand! With this once in a lifetime experience you can go inside the containment dome and see how a reactor operates first hand. Note: Cameras, cellular phones, bags, backpacks, coats, suit jackets, etc., are permitted in the administrative building but are not permitted on the tour. ALSO, please note that the tours are at Sat. 11/21 1:30 - 2:15 p.m., Sat. 11/21 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., and Sun. 11/22 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. They tours do not necessarily start or end at the start or end of the period. You should come to the meeting place at least twenty minutes beforehand.


Intro To Fission Power in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Learn about how abundant clean energy is produced on a daily basis through nuclear power. This course covers the basics of radiation, the fission process, and how nuclear power plants work.


How to make a star: Intro to Nuclear Fusion in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Come learn about the ultimate power source in the universe! Nuclear Fusion is the combining of two nuclei and in the process releasing a ton of energy. Come learn about plasmas hotter than the center of the sun, lasers that are as powerful as nuclear weapons, and machines that have magnetic fields so strong that they can levitate superconducting rings that weigh as much as a car.


Tracking Neutrons: Reactor Physics Basics in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Reactor Physics is the cornerstone of nuclear engineering. In this course you will learn how engineers track neutrons through the reactor core. You will lean about interaction rates, neutron multiplication, and critical geometries. After you are done, you will know how to create your own small nuclear reactors (on paper anyway)!


From Mine to Mountain: The Life of Nuclear Reactor Fuel in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
The nuclear fuel cycle is one of the more controversial subjects in nuclear power. Come learn how Uranium is mined, milled, converted, enriched, used to create energy, and ultimately disposed. Learn the differences between an 'open' and 'closed' fuel cycle. Find out why it's so hard to dispose of nuclear waste...


Going Nuclear! in SPLASHONWHEELS (2008)
Learn the difference between fission and fusion! Discover why we need nuclear energy and have all your questions about the ...


Going Nuclear: What is Nuclear Energy? in SPLASH (2007)
Ever wanted to learn what nuclear energy is? Nuclear energy can be used in applications ranging from nuclear weapons to ...


Going Nuclear: What is Nuclear Energy? in SPLASH (2007)
Ever wanted to learn what nuclear energy is? Nuclear energy can be used in applications ranging from nuclear weapons to ...