Splash Biography

JARED CLAYPOOLE, Cornell senior studying Physics

Major: Engineering Physics

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Jared is an Engineering Physics senior at Cornell, whose interests lie in the field of Theoretical Elementary-Particle Physics. He enjoys introducing younger students to various aspects of Particle Physics, which is why teaching for Splash! appeals to him. His goal is to get students excited about Physics, as well as to teach them a few new things about the way the world works.

Past Classes

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P123: Introduction to Particle Physics in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
Have you ever wondered what makes up the world we live in? Well look no further -- in this class, we’ll talk about the handful of subatomic particles which make up everything around us. We’ll discuss the four forces of nature -- gravity, electricity and magnetism, as well as the two (strong and weak) nuclear forces -- and we’ll go on to learn that these forces are actually mediated by particles. Finally, we’ll learn about the particles which we don’t see in everyday life, but that are created in collisions at particle accelerators -- and, more importantly, how these new particles have helped us to learn more about the particles making up the world around us.

P22: Behavior of Light at the Quantum Level in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 18, 2014)
We're all pretty familiar with light. But it turns out if we think a little harder about some things we've seen, we'll quickly realize that the behavior of light is much more complicated than we'd ever imagined. In this course, we'll look at some familiar optical phenomena in a new light, and in the process, we'll learn some of the big ideas that physicists actually think about when they describe the quantum mechanical world.