ESP Biography


Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Daniel Shorr

Brief Biographical Sketch:

But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Past Classes

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H6441: The Fifth Horseman: A Brief Guide to Nuclear Weapons in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
In many ways, the world has behaved as if nuclear weapons went away after the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, some 12,000 warheads still exist around the world - especially in a world of rising China and belligerent North Korea, understanding nuclear technology, strategy, and history is essential to any informed thinker. Our class will cover topics including, but not limited to: 1) Basic weapon technologies, (Warhead types, missile types, MIRVs, and decoys) 2) Strategic concepts, (Targeting, Mutually Assured Destruction, Command and Control, and more) 3) And the Modern Nuclear Balance.