ESP Biography

TING-CHUN LIN, MIT sophomore that enjoys physics and math

Major: Math, Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I like physics, math. I like symmetries, so I make symmetric object. Modular origami and binder clip sphere.

Past Classes

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H13655: Introduction in ci (詞), poetry in Song dynasty in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
**Able to read and speak Chinese.** Want to learn about the poetry in Song dynasty? We will be reading different poetries in Song, learn about its format, and talk about the stories of those poets.

S13657: Introduction to Quantum Field Theory in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
This is an introduction to Quantum Field Theory. QFT is a powerful tool that explains many phenomena. High energy people care about it (Standard Model); Condensed matter people care about it (superconductor, topological material); mathematicians care about it (topological invariant). QFT is indeed a subject by itself. The main goal of this class is not to teach you how to compute anomalous magnetic dipole moment ( (one of the most accurate predictions in physics), but to introduce you different ways to think about physics. So I will give motivations what QFT means, why it works, how is it different from other theories... (Hopefully, I will update with a more detailed outline.) **Caution:** This topic is rather difficult even for graduate students and professors. (There are also much ongoing research just about this topic) I will try my best to explain them. But be prepared to be confused/surprised!

H12899: Chinese Phonology a Thousand Years Ago in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
An introduction to phonological system of Chinese around a thousand years ago. We will cover the consonants and vowels with some discussions of sound changes across the time.

L12588: Introduction in ci (詞), the poetry in Song dynasty in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Want to learn about the poetry in Song? We will be reading different poetries in Song and talk about the stories of those poets.

S12624: How to understand equations in Physics in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Do you find that equations in physics are like an alien language? We will talk about ways to view an equation through causality, dimension analysis, scaling and more!

A12678: Introduction to Typography in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Typography is the art of type: making text readable and appealing. Come learn about how it works and how to make your own text prettier — be it web pages, résumés, or course descriptions.

A12278: Origami in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
Learn the wonders of paper through origami! An iteration of a popular course of HSSP class offered last year. Starting from simple geometric shapes to complex objects. Will involve teaching math and/or geometry based on student interest.

W12160: How to Fold Origami in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come learn how to fold origami with members of OrigaMIT (MIT Origami Club)! Origami models to be taught TBD

X11342: Making binder clip sculptures in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Learn how to make polytopes with binder clips. We will be making tetrahedrons with different ways to connect the clips.