ESP Biography

LEON ZHOU, MIT Math Sophomore

Major: Math

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Leon Zhou

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Leon hails from the distant climes of San Diego, California. He enjoys both fun and deep math problems, and aims to spread his belief that math should be entertaining. Hobbies include Super Smash Bros. Melee, juggling, Dominion, and making new hobbies.

Past Classes

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M7886: Ask anything about math! in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Come ask all the math questions you've been dying to have answered to a panel of MIT math majors! We'll answer anything from conceptual questions (what are Lagrange multipliers?) to computational questions (how do I compute this integral?) to philosophical questions (what is math?)! We'll have teachers studying all areas of math, so hopefully we can answer any (reasonable) questions you throw at us.

W6434: Juggle For A Cookie in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Come juggle with the MIT Student Juggling Club! We've got loads of props, from rings and clubs to devil's sticks and diabolos. You don't have to know anything about juggling; we'll teach you!

W5887: Schafkopf! in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Do you dream of picking up big ladies in the blind? Do you dare to pick on red death? Do you have nightmares schmearing to the partner, only to find yourself failing to make schneider, or even worse, getting schwartzed? Come play Schafkopf, a German trick-tacking card game of epic proportions — and even more epic words. We pity the mauers

M4919: How to Cut a Cake in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
Say your friend Josh and you (Leon) want to share a particularly moist cake. However, neither of you trusts the other, due to various altercations in your sordid past. Is there any way to resolve this situation, in a manner that satisfies both parties? What if Josh likes icing more than Leon, but Leon really wants the strawberry on top? Can we ensure that neither prefers the other's piece to their own? What if their friend Ian wants in on the action? Come think about cake.

M4644: Mathemagical puzzles, games, and diversions in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
You might think that you need to know a lot of math to be able to enjoy a Spark math class. But, you're wrong!! Come to this class, where we'll see lots of cool stuff and have no prereqs. There will be lots of happiness involved.

M4114: How To Avoid Being Eaten By Bears... In Space! in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
In this class, you will learn how to avoid being eaten by bears in space. Also elsewhere.