ESP Biography

ZACHARY MARCONE, High School Junior and Young Physicist

Major: Physics and Mathematics

College/Employer: Kings Park High School/Stony Brook University

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Junior at Kings Park HS currently undertaking research in High Energy Particle Physics at Stony Brook University. My research is focused on the discovery of magnetic monopoles at the Large Hadron Collider.

I intend on majoring in physics and mathematics when I attend college. Additionally I absolutely love learning and teaching and intend on becoming a professor of theoretical physics pursuing both research and educational goals.

Past Classes

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X8129: How to Start a Club in High School or Middle School in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Ever wanted to participate in something amazing that your school doesn't offer? It happened to me twice. Most people will tell you to deal with it and be happy with what your school does have to offer. Not for me. Come learn how you can shape your own educational experience in high school and middle school, come learn how to go about starting a club and actually succeed. I will teach you what factors are necessary to start a club and how you can do it for yourself, drawing from my experience that I earned by starting two clubs at my high school.

S8130: Introduction to Physics! - Kinematics in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
This class will be an amazing introduction to high school physics. I will introduce kinematics which is the study of motion (it is not as scary as it sounds). We will be discussing the fundamentals of physics and learn how to never miss a shot in basketball. Come to this class to fall in love with physics!

M8136: Introduction to Calculus: Middle School Edition in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
We are going to divide by zero...Gasp! In fact all of calculus is based on how we deal with a nasty zero in the denominator. Come to this class to learn about the most amazingest field of mathematics. I will teach the basics of this subject and show its innumerable applications. I promise you will be awed or your money back (well maybe I won't go that far).

S8224: Introduction to Physics! - Forces and Momentum in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Forces are the foundation of classical physics according to Newton. In this class you will learn how almost everything in the universe can be explained as interacting forces...everything! Along the way we will discover something known as momentum and its very strange properties. Come to this class to fall in love with physics!

S8226: Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics, Cosmic Inflation, Black Holes, Alien Life, The Origin in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Are you interested in the really deep questions like Where did we come from? Does anything exist? What exactly is a black hole? How about a Higgs Boson? Are there extra dimensions? Then this is the class for you! This class will be a place where you can ask me the deepest questions about physics and the nature of the universe. I will do my best to answer drawing from my research in something known as quantum field theory and my extensive readings of popular science books.