ESP Biography


Major: Math, English

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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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!

C5519: Introduction to General Relativity in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
This class will cover a few essential concepts from General Relativity. Our goal is to introduce students to the metric tensor, a key object in the study of GR. We will discuss how physicists relate mathematical formulation to physical understanding. Subtopics will include: coordinate transformations, tensor notation, the Einstein equations, and spacetime curvature.