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Splash Biography

ASHWIN SINGH, UC Berkeley PhD student in Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm an aspiring physicist who loves everything about teaching and learning. I love to look at problems which are simple on the surface but have a lot of depth to them, and in my experience I've found that there are so many problems like this surrounding our everyday experience. There's a deep rabbit hole to go down about things like why the sky is blue, or why things float, or (of course) how we can know just using our own two eyes why the Earth is round.

Past Classes

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S703: 15 Pieces Of Indisputable Evidence that The Earth is Round in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
We are told growing up that the Earth is round, but how can we tell without relying on the word of "Deep State scientists"? The reputable news source Buzzfeed ( even provides a list of indisputable facts that prove that the earth is flat! But you, being a young and inquisitive scientist, will only trust your own eyes and observations. . . Join us and learn how you can prove to yourself that the Earth is round. Starting from everyday events such as the sunset and ending with discussions of General Relativity and Particle Physics, we will introduce 15 proofs that the Earth is round. This talk will touch upon aspects of astronomy, optics, differential geometry, subatomic particles, general relativity, and fundamental forces.