Splash Biography



THOMAS MITTIGA, ESP Teacher




Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Thomas Mittiga

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Annealed in the great furnaces of New York, this specimen exhibits a peculiar luster and versatility matched by the eclectic physics at the cusp of Atomic and Condensed Matter. It usually resides on the diamond nano-magnetometry experiment in UC Berkeley's Yao Laboratory. Myriad applications outside the lab include swing dance, urban exploration, reading, and rock climbing.



Past Classes

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S490: Quantum Weirdness Mechanics in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Can objects exist in multiple places at once? How do we perform spooky actions at a distance--apparent faster-than-lightspeed travel? Quantum Mechanics seems weird on the surface, but a closer look reveals the real weirdness may not be where you expected.


S491: (Are) things in two places at once(?) in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
We've all wished to be in two places at once, which is why the concept of superposition in Quantum Mechanics is especially alluring. In this class, let's see how close we can get to the dream according to modern science and philosophy.


S465: Quantum Weirdness Mechanics in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
Can objects exist in multiple places at once? How do we perform spooky actions at a distance--apparent faster-than-lightspeed travel? Quantum Mechanics seems weird on the surface, but a closer look reveals the real weirdness may not be where you expected.


S466: The Diving Bell and the Quantum Butterfly in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
All humans are locked-in to a superficial world: we have limited means of communicating and exploring beyond the surface on which we trod. In this class, find out how it is that scientists triumph over nature's limitations and transcend into the world of Quantum Mechanics.


S305: Quantum Weirdness Mechanics in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 04, 2018)
Can objects exist in multiple places at once? How do we perform spooky actions at a distance--apparent faster-than-lightspeed travel? Quantum Mechanics seems weird on the surface, but a closer look reveals the real weirdness may not be where you expected.


S306: The Diving Bell and the Quantum Butterfly in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 04, 2018)
All humans are locked-in to a superficial world: our minds are perfectly intact, but we have limited means of communicating beyond the surface on which we trod, that is, in the Quantum Realm. In this class, find out how it is that scientists triumph over nature and transcend into the world of Quantum Mechanics.


S252: Making the Coolest Matter in the Universe in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
The coolest matter in the universe isn't on the dark side of the moon (a tepid 116K or -250F) or hidden in the deepest depths of space (a brisk 2.6K or -455F), but rather is right here on Earth.


S253: Quantum Weirdness Mechanics in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Can objects exist in multiple places at once? How do we perform spooky actions at a distance--apparent faster-than-lightspeed travel? Quantum Mechanics seems weird on the surface, but a closer look reveals the real weirdness may not be where you expected.


S254: Time Crystals in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Time Crystals are real. Humans have made them. Find out what superpowers they grant us!


S155: Achieving the Coolest Matter in the Universe in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 19, 2016)
The coolest matter in the universe isn't on the dark side of the moon (a tepid 116K or -250F) or hidden in the deepest depths of space (a brisk 2.6K or -455F), but rather is right here on Earth.


S156: Quantum Weirdness Mechanics in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 19, 2016)
Can objects exist in multiple places at once? How do we perform spooky actions at a distance--apparent faster-than-lightspeed travel? Quantum Mechanics seems weird on the surface, but a closer look reveals the real weirdness may not be where you expected.


S67: Achieving the Coolest Matter in the Universe in Splash Fall 15 (Oct. 10, 2015)
The coolest matter in the universe isn't on the dark side of the moon (a tepid 116K or -250F) or hidden in the deepest depths of space (a brisk 2.6K or -455F), but rather is right here on Earth.


S20: Achieving the Coolest Matter in the Universe in Splash Spring 15 (Jan. 31, 2015)
The coolest matter in the universe isn't on the dark side of the moon (a tepid 116K or -250F) or hidden in the deepest depths of space (a brisk 2.6K or -455F), but rather is right here on Earth.