ESP Biography



SAJAN RAMANATHAN, Yale Sophomore Studying Physics




Major: Physics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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Nitpicking Harry Potter in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Have you ever wondered what the heck was going on in the Harry Potter universe? Why does Gringotts literally keep your gold in a locked room? What's up with the plot of the fourth book? We all love Harry, but let's be real, he's pretty naive. In this class we'll look at small details about the Harry Potter universe and how it also reflects on the way we view banking and other "grown-up" things in society.


Nitpicking Harry Potter in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Have you ever wondered what the heck was going on in the Harry Potter universe? Why does Gringotts literally keep your gold in a locked room? What's up with the plot of the fourth book? We all love Harry, but let's be real, he's pretty naive. In this class we'll look at small details about the Harry Potter universe and how it also reflects on the way we view banking and other "grown-up" things in society.


Nitpicking Harry Potter in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
Have you ever wondered what the heck was going on in the Harry Potter universe? Why does Gringotts literally keep your gold in a locked room? What's up with the plot of the fourth book? We all love Harry, but let's be real, he's pretty naive. In this class we'll look at small details about the Harry Potter universe and how it also reflects on the way we view banking and other "grown-up" things in society.


Physics without Newton: The Lagrangian in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
"We need to hook our audience!" - Sajan. The beautiful Langrange formulation of physics considers motion without dealing with all of those pesky forces. By instead analyzing the kinetic and potential energy of a system, the Lagrangian allows complicated physics problems, such as a block sliding down a ramp where the ramp is on wheels and free to move, to be solved with relative simplicity. Come watch us derive the Euler-Lagrange equation, then follow along as we walk-through some neat problems. This class will give you a sneak peak at one of the many things to come in your future physics classes, after high school.