Splash Biography

BARBARA SANTIAGO, Yale Class of 2017, majoring in Physics

Major: Physics (B.S., Intensive)

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

As a kid, I wanted to major in engineering. Don't ask me why, none of my close relatives are in exact science fields. However, everything changed in high school, when I simply fell in love with Physics through a whole bunch of physics, astronomy and math competitions. After walking through an extremely non-trivial path, I left my warm home country of Brazil to come to cold New Haven, and now I study Physics (the most beautiful and the hardest thing I could possibly study) at the Hogwarts of real life (a.k.a. Yale). In the future, I want to do very cool research that gets me out of bed in the morning and teach at university level.

Past Classes

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S1497: The Physics of "Interstellar" in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 04, 2015)
Have you ever imagined what a black hole looks like or wondered how to travel through wormholes? Did you love "Interstellar"? Come join us as we walk through the movie and demystify the physics behind it! We will explore topics from exoplanets to black holes, from relativity to four dimensionality. Don't fear the length of the class, because we will have a mid-flight fuel with space themed snacks!