ESP Biography

VICTORIA MARTIN, Berkeley Physics Grad Student Studying Cosmology

Major: Physics

College/Employer: University of California, Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I love teaching, math and physics! If your interested in dark energy, cosmic inflation or the evolution of the universe, talk to me!

Past Classes

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S1173: How we measure the Universe in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
This course will address questions like "How did we discover dark energy?", "Why did we adopt the Big Bang model, and how do we know this model is correct?" We will survey the major breakthroughs in astronomy and physics that have led to our current understanding of the universe, including Hubble's Law, the discovery of the cosmic microwave background, the discovery of dark matter, the discovery of dark energy, and possible discoveries to come!!!! If there is time and interest, we can throw in: "What does 'Big Bang' mean, anyway?"