ESP Biography

THOMAS ZHANG, Student of math and the art of simplifying things

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hey there! I like math.

I also enjoy art history, time management, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. All of the above are works in progress.

Past Classes

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Taming Infinity in Sprout Fall 17
Ever feel a little uneasy about the concept of infinity? What is it? Something tangible? A process? An endless void? Many familiar tools we take for granted suddenly stop working, but at the same time, a lot of magical new stuff emerges. Some topics covered include: how to "cheat" when counting infinite things, how to show one kind of infinity is WAY bigger than another, how infinity enables things to get really close to each other (romantic), among many other mind-expanding concepts.