ESP Biography


Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Priya Kikani

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am from North Wales, PA. I want to do a double major in 6 (Electrical Engineering) and 8 (Physics).

Past Classes

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S11101: Experimental Basis of Quantum Mechanics in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Ever wondered how this whole "quantum mechanics" thing came about? What does this whole uncertainty principle mean? Does "quantum physics" sound interesting but intimidating? Then come to this class! We'll start at the very origin of quantum physics and go from there. We'll take about photons and double slits and lots of cool things!

L9322: How does Hearing Work? in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Together we'll figure out how you can hear things. We'll start at the fundamental physics of sound waves and progress to things that can go wrong with your hearing and how you can fix it.

M9323: Quasicrystals in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Crystals are cool. Quasicrystals are even cooler because they can be really weird sometimes. We'll learn math the fun way--by drawing pictures, asking questions, and messing around with the fundamentals of nature.

C8223: QUANTUM COMPUTING in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
If you don't know ANYTHING about computers or quantum physics, come here and you'll learn about both! We'll talk about these crazy things called quantum computers and explore how they work. This will be lots of fun, and we'll start at the basics and go to the forefront of current research.

S8355: Physics Lightning Lectures! in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Ever wanted to learn about special relativity or how the universe formed? Want a quick introduction to how quantum mechanics works? Come join us in for the physics lightning lectures this Spark!

W8356: Physics Walk-in Demos! in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Come join us for demos in freezing things in a flash using liquid nitrogen, viewing magnetic fields with ferrofluids, and experimenting with non-Newtonian fluids!

Z7764: A MONEY EXPLOSION in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Come explore the 2007-08 Financial Crisis! WHY did it happen? What's next? America teetered on the financial abyss five years ago--and the effects of the "Great Recession" are still reverberating. We'll dig into the underlying causes--from the infamous rows of "for sales" signs to what was actually happening on Wall Street. We'll attempt to answer the following: what caused the crises? Will it happen again? And if so, when?