ESP Biography

TREVOR PONTIFEX, Stanford grad student with a variety of interests

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Trevor is a Marine veteran and Stanford master's student who enjoys cars, board games, acting, dancing, exercising, and geology.

Past Classes

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R6831: The 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth in 45 minutes in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
When you spin a globe, you see the same oceans and continents that have defined the world since the dawn of civilization. It's tempting to think they've been there all along. This geology and paleontology class will take you back -- WAY back -- to a time before humans, before dinosaurs, even. You'll learn about cataclysmic events, extreme environments, life and the mass extinctions that challenged it. Earth has been home to entire worlds you didn't know existed. Once you see the big picture, you will feel wonderfully small.