ESP Biography


Major: 6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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S15118: A Crash Course on Relativity in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Have you ever heard of weird, unsettling statements like "time goes slower if you move faster" or "space and time are all relative"? Turns out, while unintuitive, relativity is not so spooky! We will learn about the two simple foundational axioms of relativity, and the beautiful formalism and strange predictions that emerge from it. Spacetime diagrams, the metric, Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction, thought experiments with trains and light beams and mirrors--all in one crash course on relativity!