ESP Biography

PRATISHTA YERAKALA, Columbia University freshman studying CS & Astro

Major: Computer Science & Astrophysics

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Pratishta Yerakala

Brief Biographical Sketch:

>born in india
>moved to u.s. at 9 years of age
>jersey beaches and buffalo wild wings

>enjoy / appreciate almost all sciences
>sketching, doodling, repoussé
>pokémon metagame & minecraft
>high-energy x-ray binary systems

Past Classes

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S165: Special Relativity in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 05, 2014)
Be prepared to leave (almost) everything you learned in your high school physics classroom behind! In Einstein's theory of special relativity, not everything is what it seems to be. If you move at a constant speed, you shrink, and you age slower than anything else around you. Come to learn more about Lorentz transformations, time dilation, and relativity of simultaneity.