ESP Biography

QINSI YU, MIT sophomore who loves physics!

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Past Classes

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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!

S7274: A Look Inside the Quantum World in HSSP Summer 2013 (Jul. 07, 2013)
How can a cat be both alive and dead at the same time? This is impossible to explain using only the laws of physics that govern things that are big. But these laws, the ones that we developed from what we can see with the eye, don't explain all of physics. In fact, when we get to the teeny-tiny level, an entirely new set of laws governs physics, and that's where quantum mechanics comes in. We will get some intuition for how physics works at the tiny level, covering: treating particles as waves, the Schrodinger equation, uncertainty, time evolution, and how a particle interacts with the environment.

S6962: The Science of Sunsets in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Why does the sunset make pretty colors? Did you know that the sun sets before you see it disappear behind the horizon? We will explore the optics behind sunsets and there will be a few physics equations involved (but only a few!). We will also be making our own sunset using just milk, water, and a light source!