Splash Biography


Major: Astronomy

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S4772: Using high-school physics to unlock the strangest mysteries of the universe: black holes, dark matter and dark energy in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 11, 2023)
Astrophysicists often mention the strangest of things, such as dark matter, dark energy, black holes, and what not! Those ideas can be very exotic, but their discoveries are tied to very simple textbook physics from high-school. The course will draw the connecting link between concepts taught in a high-school physics and the breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics that shape our understanding of the universe. The course will have a balanced mixture of physics ideas, discussion about astronomical observation techniques, and a historical overview of modern astrophysics through the lens of a few groundbreaking discoveries.