Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

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BENJAMIN HOROWITZ, Physics Graduate Student

College: UC Berkeley/LU

Major: Physics

Year of Graduation: 1992

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Past Classes

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S296: Physics of Black Holes in Splash 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
In this class, we will discuss the mysterious world of black holes. Starting with basic physics, we will derive the Schwarzschild radius and discuss the different types of black holes. At the end of the class, we will talk about the importance of black holes in formation of structure (like galaxies) from the early universe to today.

S304: Dimensional Analysis: I.e. How to Solve Hard Problems without Really Trying in Splash 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
While you might be familiar with "dimensional analysis" as that thing with lots of fractions from your chemistry class, that is only the tip of the iceberg in a beautiful field! The dimensionality of a physical quantity (like force, energy, or electric field) can allow one to solve seemingly impossible problems within a few seconds. We will draw on examples from black holes, electromagnetism, and classical mechanics.