ESP Biography
JACK LINDSEY, Stanford freshman interested in Math/CS/Physics
Major: Math College/Employer: Stanford Year of Graduation: 2019 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)C6052: Bell's Theorem: A Proof that Quantum Mechanics can't be Explained Away in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11  12, 2017)
In this class we will give a rigorous formulation of the quantum mechanics needed to derive Bell Inequalities, which say that, if certain experimental results hold, then the universe must be either nonlocal (there can be instantaneous action at a distance) or violate realism (physical quantities do not exist until they are measured). Spoiler alert: the experimental results do hold, meaning our universe really is wacky!
M4880: How Much Can We Know? Godel's Incompleteness Theorems and their Implications in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09  10, 2016)
In the early 20th century, logician Kurt Godel proved the existence of shocking and profound limits on the ability of any formal system of reasoning (i.e. mathematics!) to establish truth. This class will explain the results of Godel's incompleteness theorems and illustrate the main ideas behind their proof. It will also involve discussion of the implications of the theorems to the philosophy of mathematics, computer science, and human/artificial intelligence.
S4881: Designing Voting Systems in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09  10, 2016)
When deciding between two options, it's easy to use majority rule to come to a consensus. Things get tricky, however, when there are more alternatives. We'll take a look at different systematic ways to conduct votes and analyze their benefits and drawbacks. In fact, we'll prove that there exist inherent limitations on any such system  that, in some sense, it's impossible to have a "perfect" voting system. And, of course, we'll include some discussion of the 2016 election!
