Spring 2024

Splash Biography

YI ZHU, ESP Teacher

Major: Engineering Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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E783: Engineering Disasters (And What We Learn From Them) in Splash Fall 2021 (Oct. 30, 2021)
Failures and oversights in engineering have resulted in horrendous tragedies. In this class, we will present an overview of notable engineering failures and analyze what they can teach us about engineering and the engineering process.

S689: Quantum Mechanics for your Grandma! in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
Quantum computers, quantum tunneling, quantum dots... If you look hard enough, the word "quantum" appear everywhere. But what is "quantum?" In this no maths, no nonsense presentation, we'll guide you along the scenic route of quantum mechanics. With intuitive explanations and minimal maths, our goals is to explore quantum theory and it's applications in a manner so straight forward that you can go home and explain it to your Grandma!

S638: A Physicist's Guide to Polarizers in Splash Fall 2020 (Oct. 31, 2020)
What do 3D movies, LCD screens, and sunglasses have in common? What is polarized light and how can we manipulate polarization? Join us in for an illuminating presentation on the physics of polarized light: from classical electrodynamics to early quantum theory!