ESP Biography



SHARDUL CHIPLUNKAR, MIT freshman interested in math, linguistics, CS




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College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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Eyes: Stereoscopic Insights in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Learn about the human eye, how to see stereograms, and more! Stereograms are 2D images that look 3D with the power of the Magic Eye, after some training and practice. There's a lot going on when you look out at the world and most of it isn't... in plain sight. Our eyes are our primary sense organs and looking at how they work can be... eye-opening. Come and see!


Sing A Capella with The Toons! in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Come sing with the MIT-Wellesley Toons, the only (and best) cross-campus a capella group! We'll be doing fun little songs and rounds that won't take more than 5–10 minutes to learn, so drop by whenever you want. If you enjoy singing (doesn't matter if you're any good at it) this walk-in is for you!


A Lot of Meta-Mathematics in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
URL: buzzfeed.com/science Year: 1931 Title: "Mathematicians Hate Him! How One Man Broke Math Last Winter" Do you want to learn about (and experience) a mathematician's ultimate existential crisis? Have you ever wondered what a 'proof' really is? How can you be sure that all of mathematics is 'correct', if all you can use to prove it is more mathematics? Come find out in this class! Together, we'll perform and discuss some math leading up to a famous result known as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.


The Art of Riddling in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
You're in the palace of an Ancient and Powerful King, and the Master of Knowledge has just asked you an artful riddle to test your worth. You're smart: you deliver an impeccable answer in seconds. Of course, it is but courteous to return the exchange by posing a riddle of your own... oh. You don't know any. Now what? It has to be challenging, but solvable. It has to be majestically poetic, but not cringy. Its lines should resound in the halls and minds of the palace and thrust an irresistibly fascinating mystery upon them. Come learn the Art of Riddling.


Eyes: Stereoscopic Insights in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Learn about the human eye, how to see stereograms, what glasses really do, and more! There's a lot going on when you look out at the world and most of it isn't... in plain sight. Our eyes are our primary sense organs and looking at how they work can be... eye-opening. Come and see!


Gödel on Fast Forward in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
URL: buzzfeed.com/science Year: 1931 Title: "Mathematicians Hate Him! How One Man Broke Math Last Winter" A fast run-through of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems, including some history, just enough basic math and logic to understand them, an outline of their proofs (they aren't so hard!), and what they *really* mean. Come have your mathematical intuitions knocked askew!