ESP Biography

DANIEL STANLEY, Student of EE and lover of teaching

Major: EE

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, I'm Daniel and I am in my first year as a graduate student in EE at Stanford. Although I study integrated circuits I'm also interested in computer science, math, and physics and I'm passionate about teaching. I became interested in the connection between mathematics and magic after taking a course about it during my undergrad. After teaching at Princeton Splash I am excited to take my experiences to the other end of the country and I hope you'll join me for my class this year.

Past Classes

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M6713: The Mathematics of Magic in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Ever wondered how people come up with magic tricks? Ever thought some math proofs were so clever it almost seemed like magic? Love card tricks but too clumsy to pull off any sleight of hand? In this class you'll learn the secrets behind some math-based card tricks that are sure to impress even your most number-savvy friends. We'll explore strategies like Hummer arrangements, de Bruijn sequences, and the Gilbreath principle for performing magic tricks and even inventing your own.