ESP Biography
ALEXANDRE GAUTHIER, I'm a graduate student in Applied Physics
Major: Applied Physics College/Employer: Stanford Year of Graduation: 2021 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)L6878: Birdwatching Basics on Stanford Campus in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01  02, 2018)
Do you like birds and the outdoors? Or do you want to learn about the wildlife in your backyard? In this activity, we will walk around the Stanford campus (Oval & Cactus Garden) looking for and identifying local bird species. We have a good chance of seeing hummingbirds, woodpeckers, phoebes, kinglets, towhees, etc. You will learn birdwatching basics, including using a field guide to identify birds. You may be surprised how many different kinds of birds are living right on the Stanford campus.
C6430: Introduction to Special Relativity in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05  06, 2018)
Special relativity describes the behavior of systems moving at speeds close to the speed of light. Once you start moving so fast, a lot of weird stuff starts to happen.
We will discuss Einstein's postulates, the two statements which form the foundation of special relativity. Then we will introduce time dilation  the bizarre idea that "moving clocks tick slower."
C5963: Introduction to Special Relativity in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11  12, 2017)
Special relativity describes the behavior of systems moving at speeds close to the speed of light. Once you start moving so fast, a lot of weird stuff starts to happen.
We will discuss Einstein's postulates, the two statements which form the foundation of special relativity. Then we will introduce time dilation  the bizarre idea that "moving clocks tick slower."
C5198: The Exciting World of Lasers in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03  04, 2016)
Lasers have innumerable applications, from laser tag to laser eye surgery. We will discuss the unique properties that make laser light different from ordinary light, and learn about some interesting applications of lasers.
P4811: Introduction to Special Relativity in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09  10, 2016)
Special relativity describes the behavior of systems moving at speeds close to the speed of light. Once you start moving so fast, a lot of weird stuff starts to happen.
We will discuss Einstein's postulates, the two statements which form the foundation of special relativity. Then we will introduce time dilation  the bizarre idea that "moving clocks tick slower."
P4527: Introduction to Special Relativity in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07  08, 2015)
Special relativity describes the behavior of systems moving at speeds close to the speed of light. For some reason, this subject has a reputation for being very difficult to understand. But really, you don't need any fancy math or physics to learn the basic principles of relativity  all you need is algebra.
This course will introduce some of the bizarre behaviors of relativistic systems, including time dilation and length contraction. These phenomena will be algebraically derived, and apparent paradoxes will be discussed. We will also discuss the historical events leading to the discovery of special relativity.
