Spring 2024

Splash Biography

TIANLE WANG, UC Berkeley PhD student in physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S1150: "How bright is that light?" A glimpse from history and science in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Have you ever gazed up at the twinkling stars and wondered about their glow? Or have you questioned why your phone screen seems dim in daylight but so bright at night? Join our course and uncover the fascinating stories and science behind these "simple" but significant observations! We will kick off with an interactive discussion, encouraging you to engage with the question and share your unique insights. As you'll see, there's no limit to the answers! After that, we will journey back in time: Visit Greek scholars who charted stars with nothing but naked eyes; Trace the century-long pursuit of a standard measure of brightness; Tread the bizarre "quantum" world that completely reshaped the notion of "bright light"… Throughout, you'll see how scientific discoveries have not only redefined our view of light, but also profoundly transformed our daily lives. Whether you're new to this topic or a long-time science enthusiast, this journey promises to ignite your curiosity and refresh your perspective on the world!