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Splash Biography



KARTHIK SIVA, PhD in Physics




Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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M776: The Fourier Transform: an Idea That Changed the World in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
If there is a single idea that permeates nearly every field of science and engineering but the name of which is unknown to most people, it is the Fourier transform. Although the basic idea is nearly 200 years old, it is so ubiquitous that scientists are still developing ever faster ways to perform the transform computationally. In this class, we will develop intuition for what the transform is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Some applications that may be covered (pending time and interest) include: * Data compression * Signal processing * Music Theory * Acoustic Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Quantum Mechanics Come learn about (arguably) the most important mathematical tool in all of science! Emphasis will be on examples, visualizations, intuition, and applications rather than formal mathematics.


M542: The Fourier Transform: an Idea That Changed the World in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
If there is a single idea that permeates nearly every field of science and engineering but the name of which is unknown to most people, it is the Fourier transform. Although the basic idea is nearly 200 years old, it is so ubiquitous that scientists are still developing ever faster ways to perform the transform computationally. In this class, we will develop intuition for what the transform is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Some applications that may be covered (pending time and interest) include: * Data compression * Signal processing * Music Theory * Acoustic Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Quantum Mechanics Come learn about (arguably) the most important mathematical tool in all of science! Emphasis will be on examples, visualizations, intuition, and applications rather than formal mathematics.