Mark your calendar, Spring '20 Splash will be on March 8, 2020!

Splash Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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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.