ESP Biography

MIRAE PARKER, Universe Enthusiast

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I think there is so much interesting stuff in the world around us - which is why I study physics, but also why I think plenty of other things (languages, cooking, biology) etc are super interesting. Come share my enthusiasm with me and learn a bit more about the universe. ;)

Past Classes

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C6262: Theoretical Life - An Intro to Biophysics in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
The universe contains mind-boggling amounts of "stuff" in it - quarks, leptons etc which organize into atoms, proteins, and you and me! How do the properties of life come from the interactions of this matter? How can we model some of the most interesting questions in Biology (thought, self replication etc) by understanding these simple building blocks? Please join us! This will be an active learning environment!

C6048: Intro to Special Relativity in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
There is a fundamental speed limit on the universe - don't you want to learn about it?! The assumption of special relativity is very simple: nothing goes faster than the speed of light, but the implications, from time slowing down, space elongating the twin paradox etc are non-intuitive. Take this class if you want a brief introduction to the topic.