ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Past Classes

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S6833: Introduction to Theoretical Physics in HSSP Spring 2013 (Mar. 02, 2013)
Have you ever wondered how someone can find the shortest path of an object in a curved spacetime? Or about how to prove quantum tunneling? Have you ever wondered how theoretical physics actually works behind the scenes? In this class, we will be introducing some of the major tools that theoretical physicists use when developing these theories. By the end, you will have a greater conceptual understanding of how theoretical physics works.

S6487: The Physics of Rock Climbing in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Rock climbing is often considered one of the most dangerous sports. However, physics plays a key role in keeping the climber safe. Come learn about all of the different ways we experience physics in climbing, from gravity to forces of falling to friction. With all of the different parts of physics working together, climbing becomes an incredibly safe and awesome sport.

S6489: Do We Really Need the Higgs? in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
This past summer, scientists discovered a Higgs-like particle, making what has been called "the greatest scientific discovery in the last 40 years". Where does this leave us now? What else is there to learn about particle physics? Are our theories really successful, or is there something else we're still missing? Learn about the Standard Model and how the Higgs Boson fits in, and how this is supposed to describe what we see in the universe.

S6022: The Equations that Changed the World in HSSP Summer 2012 (Jul. 08, 2012)
We will cover the most important fundamental equations that define our understanding of what goes on around us.

S5160: Mechanics for BEASTS in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Yo dawg, we heard you like physics so we put physics in your SPLASH so you can physics while you calculus while you gyroscope while you SPLASH in gyroscopic fluid. Come learn all the classical mechanics your body has room for in two 1-hour sessions, from kinematics to gyroscopes with examples/experiments for all topics covered. You've never seen physics like this, and neither have we.