Splash Biography



WYATT KREMER, Yale Sophomore | Physics and Egyptology




Major: Physics, Egyptology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Being from rural Nevada, the pursuit of discovery has been central to me. The immense predictive power of physics is incredible (it is like you can hack into the natural world and know exactly how a raindrop will fall through the sky or how that spring will oscillate). I am honored to have the opportunity to work with you all and hopefully inspire you to see the elegance within the equations, why it is powerful to have this raw understanding of the natural world. I have broad interests in quantum gravity, field theory, quantum many-body systems, and quantum computing. I also love collecting rocks and reading Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic in the original.



Past Classes

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M4521: Ancient Egyptian Mathematics in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Ancient Egyptian math departs from the modern treatment of algebra by emphasizing creativity and intuition. We will learn how to count, add fractions, and apply our understanding to problems considered by scribes in the Rhind Papyrus. The main goal of this course is to enjoy the beauty of the Egyptian approach to elementary arithmetic.


C4413: Ancient Egyptian Mathematics in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Ancient Egyptian math departs from the modern treatment of algebra by emphasizing creativity and intuition. We will learn how to count, add fractions, and apply our understanding to problems considered by scribes in the Rhind Papyrus. The main goal of this course is to enjoy the beauty of the Egyptian approach to elementary arithmetic.


S4457: Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 13, 2021)
Identifying bodies within a system, drawing free body diagrams, and using F=ma to solve for the resulting motion - are all dynamics problems just an application of Newton's laws? We will explore a powerful formulation of mechanics called Lagrangian formalism and why we would ever prefer to use it. In doing so, we may find that our understanding of solving basic mechanics problems grows more profound.