ESP Biography

MAE TEO, Stanford PhD student in Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Physics PhD student by day, amateur astronomer by night

Past Classes

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C7535: When two black holes collide: Extreme objects in our Universe in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
What are black holes? What are neutron stars? We'll take you on a visual tour and introduce you to these extreme objects out there. What happens when you're near a black hole? How are neutron stars even made? What happens when they collide? Can we feel it happening? We'll answer these questions and more using Einstein's Theory of Relativity, computer simulations, and what we have been able to witness so far through gravitational and light waves.

C7030: Amateur astronomy and the story of our Universe in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Ever wondered what's out there in the night sky? How do you use a telescope and how does it work? What do we know about how our Universe became the way it is? Take an afternoon to feel small as we explore the vastness of our Universe. We'll introduce the characters on the cosmic stage: planets, stars, galaxies and strange objects such as black holes and neutron stars. We'll also take a little tour into the history of our Universe. Finally, we'll discuss telescopes and how you can get started as an amateur astronomer (no fancy equipment needed!). If the weather permits, we'll go outdoors to use the telescope.