ESP Biography

PATRICK LEDWITH, High school student at Germantown Academy

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Germantown Academy

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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M7910: Infinite Sums Made Finite: Divergent Summation in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one says, "I'll have 1 pint of beer." The second says, "I'll have 2 pints of beer." The third says, "I'll have 3 pints of beer." The fourth says, "I'll have 4 pints of beer." The bartender looks at them, says, "Aw, the heck with all of you!" and pours 1/12 of a pint back into the barrel. Get it? because 1+2+3+4+...=-1/12? We'll be exploring sums like these and how to apply them to find real forces on real objects with quantum field theory.