ESP Biography

YGOR MOURA, Brazilian MIT senior

Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Past Classes

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S15243: The physics and philosophy of entropy in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
What is entropy? This recent concept in science has helped us to understand many physical systems, but not only that. The second law of thermodynamics is intimately related with the inexorable march of time... but what does that mean for us? For the universe? For science and the meaning of our lives? Come to learn where this concept comes from, the ways entropy can be used in our favor and the ways in which it can't

S14789: Building molecules in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
The objective of the class is to show the importance of chemical reactions that form C-C bonds to build complex molecules. Many Nobels prizes were awarded to people who invented reactions that do that. In the course we will begin reviewing energy levels and orbitals to understand the carbon reactivity, how to form these bonds through polar reagents, periciclic reactions, and radicals.

S14829: From Nano to Light-years: Using Hydrogen to Study Galaxies in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Does the vastness of the Universe intrigue you? Find out how to measure it - using light - in this class! We will be learning how to use hydrogen-specific emission wavelengths alongside concepts of relativity and cosmology in order to measure intergalactic distances. We know these big words sound scary, but we guarantee that by the end of the class you'll have a better understanding of them! uwu

S14298: The importance of chemical reactions in organic synthesis in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you heard about the Girgnard reaction? Do you know why is it important? Why are couplings important? Why reactions that form C-C bonds are so special? There are many Nobel prizes that are awarded to people that work with these reactions. Come learn a little more about the underlying principles behind many synthesis!