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ESP Biography

ERIC COOPER, Stanford Physics PhD Student

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year physics PhD student at Stanford, currently studying atomic physics. Before Stanford, I was undergraduate at Pomona College. My senior thesis focused on understanding the aerodynamics of ballistic seed dispersal. I am passionate about sharing my love for physics and fluid dynamics through teaching. I also enjoy playing cello and hiking.

Past Classes

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C6789: Physics of Paper Airplanes in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Have you ever wondered what makes a paper airplane fly? In this hands-on class we will learn how the physics of lift, drag and stability determine what makes some paper airplanes fly well while others tumble to the ground. We will see these concepts in action as we build our own paper airplanes and discover how to make them fly long and far.