Splash Biography

SAAJ CHATTOPADHYAY, Cornell Junior in love with Science

Major: Engineering

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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P398: Discovery of the Atom in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Curious to know what "stuff" is made up off? Want to know why everything is mostly "empty"? If you said YES! to both those questions this crash course is the one for you. We will put on our scientist's hats and walk in the footsteps of the scientists who discovered the atom.

P220: Mystery of Particles in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 23, 2016)
Look around you, and what do you see? Matter. Have you ever wondered what it is made up off? Atoms? Molecules? If so, how can we tell for sure? How do we know that particles like "electron" and "proton" exist? How can matter be mostly empty space? In this class, we will answer these questions and explore the reasoning behind them. We will start our journey with the ancient Greek philosophers and their intuitive idea of matter and move on to the ideas of Dalton. From there, we will discuss the ingenuity of scientists like J.J. Thompsun and Ernst Rutherford, who experimented rigorously and came up with bold new ideas.