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

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ZHIHENG SHENG, Physics grad student studying dark matter

College: Northwestern University

Major: Physics

Year of Graduation: G

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Physics grad student studying dark matter

Past Classes

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M650: How to Be A Hacker: Basics of Computer Networking in Splash Spring 2023 (May. 27, 2023)
Have you ever wondered how does your phone or computer connects to the internet? How does it know where to send your whatsapp message so your friend can receive it? In this class, we will go over the basics of computer networking. You will learn about how your internet traffic can travel as ones and zeros to the other end of the world, and the infrastructure making it possible. Depending on time availability, you may have opportunity to see for yourself the inner workings of internet.

S543: The Physics of Rick and Morty in Splash 2020 Fall (Online) (Nov. 14, 2020)
Have you seen the sci-fi animated series Rick and Morty? Have you thought about the science in the show? We are going to talk about some of the concepts proposed in the show and their validity: parallel universes, portals, spaceships, you name it. Is it possible that we'll one day develop the technology they have? Let's find out!