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Splash Biography

SAJANT ANAND, Physics PhD Student at UC Berkeley

Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I am a first year Physics PhD student here at Berkeley, and I am plan to study how light and matter interact. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college in North Carolina, and am now in California. I enjoy the interaction of computer and physics, and I hope to combine the two in my research!

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.

S726: Special Relativity in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
$$E = mc^2$$. Everyone knows Einstein's famous equation, but what does it really mean and where does it come from? This class will provide a brief introduction to the physics of near light speed reference frames. We will discuss how time can slow, and length can contract when one observer is moving near light speed, as well as the curiosities that arise from this including, but not limited to, Einstein's equation and paradoxes involving poles too big to fit in a barn and twins aging at different rates.