ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S5987: Generally speaking: Relativity in HSSP Summer 2012 (Jul. 08, 2012)
Ever wondered what it would look like to travel near the speed of light, orbit around a black hole, or even fall into a black hole? What do space and time really mean and what connection do they have to gravity? We will talk about some of the core ideas of special relativity like length contraction, time dilation and some thought experiments, apparent paradoxes, and real experiments which show these crazy ideas are in fact true! We'll also delve into some of the ideas of general relativity along with some thought and real experiments related to this.