Splash Biography

JULIA TOFAN, Yale junior studying Math and Philosophy!

Major: Mathematics and Philosophy

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study math and philosophy -- I think about questions like what in the world are numbers, and how do we know Julius Caesar isn't a number? Is there a logical system with no contradictions? What is the world made of?

On the side, I love designing strategies and solving problems and exploring the world!

Past Classes

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S3655: Flaws of Quantum Mechanics in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Quantum Mechanics says that the world changes when we measure it, but it doesn't answer the crucial question -- what is a measurement? We'll discuss why this is a flaw, and go over alternative options -- for example, maybe the world splits every time an event happens! Class is taught on the assumption that you have never heard the term quantum mechanics -- there is no prerequisite (genuinely)!

E2186: Zika: Finding a Cure in Sprout Fall 16 (Oct. 01 - 15, 2016)
Zika is a mosquito borne virus causing what the World Health Organization has deemed a current health emergency, but what's it origin? How does it spread? Where is it now? And, most importantly, how can we stop it? We'll explore the history, development, and most current news on Zika in this class.