ESP Biography

RUTUPARNA DAS, MIT sophomore studying Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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S2986: Life Cycle of Stars in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Ever wondered how a star was created? What determines its lifespan? What happens to it after it "dies?" Come find out what makes stars tick, why some stars are the size of Cambridge, MA, why black holes exist, and why "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is the most scientific nursery rhyme ever written.

L1727: Poetry in Petals in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
For centuries, nature has been a burst of inspiration for poets. From fleeting mentions of a rose in the middle of a sonnet, to full blown stanzas dedicated to daffodils, nature turns up in poetry everywhere. Come read and discuss nature poetry from Wordsworth, Frost, and more, and even write your own verses!

M1945: Build-a-Pringle in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Did you know that a pringle is actually a hyperbolic paraboloid? And grapes are ellipsoids. And an ice cream cone is a...cone. Come learn about weird quadric surfaces (that sometimes look like food) and then build your own out of wire. Students should be familiar with precalculus.