Splash Biography

ZACK ANDALMAN, Yale senior studying physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, my name is Zack Andalman! I am a senior at Yale studying physics. I'm from Evanston, IL just North of Chicago. I've done research using lasers to capture and manipulate individual atoms and research on computational models of black holes and the gas that falls into them. Outside of physics, I am a triathlete and a jazz pianist and I also enjoy reading and board games (especially Settlers of Catan).

Past Classes

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S4597: Introduction to Black Holes in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
In this course, you will learn all about black holes! We will explore how space and time become distorted close to a black hole, how black holes form from collapsing stars, different types of black holes, how we can see black holes, and how black holes launch jets moving close to the speed of light. If there is time, I will tell you about my research on what happens when a star gets too close to a black hole. The class is mostly conceptual, but there will be a small amount of algebra involved. If you are not a math person, feel free to join anyway, the math will be brief!