ESP Biography



MIHIR SINGHAL, ESP Teacher




Major: Math

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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M14320: Crash Course in Game Theory in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
In the prisoner's dilemma, two prisoners face a critical decision: to defect or to cooperate. While it would be best if both prisoners cooperated, each one has something to gain by defecting, and both end up getting a worse overall outcome than if they had both cooperated. Come learn about interesting problems like this in our crash course in game theory, which explores the science of optimal decision-making.


M13959: Crash Course in Game Theory in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
In the prisoner's dilemma, two prisoners face a critical decision: to defect or to cooperate. While it would be best if both prisoners cooperated, each one has something to gain by defecting, and both end up getting a worse overall outcome than if they had both cooperated. Come learn about interesting problems like this in our crash course in game theory, which explores the science of optimal decision-making.


W13253: Science Bowl in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come play high school Science Bowl and try to win for bragging rights and learn some awesome things about science! Know lots of science trivia, love hitting buzzers, or just want to try to answer questions ridiculously fast? This is the walk-in for you! You do not need to have familiarity/experience with this game to participate!


S13343: The entire periodic table in 50 minutes in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
With approximately 25.42 seconds per element, we will take a whirlwind tour of the periodic table. We briefly visit each element, leaving you with some interesting tidbit about each. No chemistry knowledge required!


X13345: Learn to play bridge! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Contract bridge is a trick-taking game similar to Tractor, Hearts, Spades, and more. No experience necessary, and you’ll be able to play the game in just an hour and a half. Played by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, contract bridge can be enjoyed by all!


M12825: A Lot of Meta-Mathematics in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
URL: buzzfeed.com/science Year: 1931 Title: "Mathematicians Hate Him! How One Man Broke Math Last Winter" Do you want to learn about (and experience) a mathematician's ultimate existential crisis? Have you ever wondered what a 'proof' really is? How can you be sure that all of mathematics is 'correct', if all you can use to prove it is more mathematics? Come find out in this class! Together, we'll perform and discuss some math leading up to a famous result known as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.


M12605: Crash Course in Game Theory in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
In the prisoner's dilemma, two prisoners face a critical decision: to defect or to cooperate. While it would be best if both prisoners cooperated, each one has something to gain by defecting, and both end up getting a worse overall outcome than if they had both cooperated. Come learn about interesting problems like this in our crash course in game theory, which explores the science of optimal decision-making.