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Splash Biography



SHISHIR DHOLAKIA, ESP Teacher




Major: Astrophysics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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S734: The Wild and Wonderful World of Exoplanets in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
When you look up into the sky at night and see a star, it's likely that it has one or more planets in orbit around it, worlds far from our own. Like the planets Tatooine in Star Wars, or the waterworld Gargantua in Interstellar, planets orbiting around stars other than the Sun, or exoplanets, are fascinating to study and explore. In this course, we will take a journey through some of the exoplanets that scientists have found. We will also explain how scientists discover these exoplanets, and how they learn a surprising amount about them, overcoming remarkable challenges to do so. We'll even mention how students like yourself can join in this effort in high school!


S551: The Wild and Wonderful World of Exoplanets in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
When you look up into the sky at night and see a star, it's likely that it has one or more planets in orbit around it, worlds far from our own. Like the planets Tatooine in Star Wars, or the waterworld Gargantua in Interstellar, planets orbiting around stars other than the Sun, or exoplanets, are fascinating to study and explore. In this course, we will take a journey through some of the exoplanets that scientists have found. We will also explain how scientists discover these exoplanets, and how they learn a surprising amount about them, overcoming remarkable challenges to do so. We'll even mention how students like yourself can join in this effort in high school!