ESP Biography

ROGER HARTMAN II, "MIT senior studying mechanical engineering"

Major: 2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering. I was homeschooled through high school and have a passion for theoretical physics. I love to teach what I know to others and had many opportunities to do so as a tutor before coming to college.

Past Classes

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S10261: A Brief Intro to Quantum Field Theory in HSSP Spring 2016 (Feb. 20, 2016)
Quantum mechanics and special relativity make weird predictions. Space and time can stretch, particles are actually waves, and $$E = mc^2$$! What happens when these two weird things collide? Quantum Field Theory (QFT) that's what! In this course the introductory concepts of quantum mechanics and special relativity will be taught. The course will culminate in a brief intro to the concepts of QFT. By the end of this course we hope that you will have an appreciation for the wonderful word of Quantum Fields.

S10006: How Einstein Trapped me in a Cone: an Introduction to Relativity in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
You don't live in the world you think you do. Time and space can stretch, mass is not conserved, and $$E = mc^2$$ ! In this course you will learn about these strange facts and more as we dive into the odd world of relativity.

S8153: Exploring Electricity and Magnetism in HSSP Spring 2014 (Mar. 01, 2014)
This course is designed for the enthusiastic high school students who wish to explore exciting topics in electricity and magnetism and have not had formal instruction in the subject. We will start from the very basic ideas of electric charges and conclude with the fundamental ideas of electromagnetic induction. In between, we will study electrostatic interactions, conductors, capacitance, circuits, and magnetism. Along the way, we will emphasize applications so that students can see the profound practicality of what they learn. Some of the potential applications that we will cover include superconductivity, semiconductors, and lasers. To further enforce the course content, we will spend a major portion of the class getting students' hands dirty by constructing a Van de Graaff generator and an electrostatic motor. This way, each student walks away with a little demonstration of electricity and magnetism to show his or her friends.

S8037: The simple harmonic oscillator ain't so simple any more in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
This course takes you from classical mechanics (where I will introduce the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian) to Quantum Mechanics where you will learn how to solve the harmonic oscillator potential.