ESP Biography



CHRISTOPH FUNKE, Yale junior studying geophysics and applied math




Major: Geology & Geophysics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Ever wonder how weather forecasts work? Why do airplanes fly? How are volcanoes formed? All of these questions be answered by the same equations in fluid mechanics. Fluids are everywhere in our lives, from our cups of coffee in the mornings to large scale flows in the atmosphere and the ocean. In this class, we will review basic concepts in fluids mechanics and derive the Navier-Stokes Equations. These are the fundamental equations that all fluid motions.


The Hidden Life of Trees in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Ever wondered whether trees can communicate? Do lichen and moss hurt trees? Why do some trees have rough bark while others have smooth bark? Forests may seem like tranquil places, but in reality they are dynamic ecosystems full of collaboration, competition, and constant upheaval. In this class, we will discuss recent scientific discoveries about trees, how they communicate, fight of pests, and interact with other organisms. Come to class with an open mind and be prepared to never look at forests again in the same way!


How We're Microwaving the World: A Introduction to Climate Change in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Have you ever wondered why there is so much fuss about climate change? Come to this course and find out! We'll explore the basic mechanisms driving global warming, impacts it has been having around the world, and projections for the future. A special emphasis will be placed on how you yourself can help fix this global problem. No prior knowledge about climate change or science is required - everyone is welcome!