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PAUL SIMEON, Graduate student in astrophysics




Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I've taught at Splash four times before, and I've been a teaching assistant for 9 different physics and astronomy classes. My research is on astrophysics, but I have many interests in science and education.



Past Classes

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S798: How Science Works in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Do you know what science is? Science is not a bunch of facts that you can read in a book - it's why you picked up the book in the first place! Lots of people think they know what scientists do, but very few realise that they are, themselves, scientists! Science is a process, a journey of discovery into the unknown. Whether you like science lessons or not (and especially if you are not familiar with it), we guarantee that we'll give you a greater understanding and appreciation of how science really works - and how thinking like a scientist can help you figure out all sorts of things.


S800: Radios and Rainbows in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
How does a microwave oven work? What are x-rays? What are UV rays, and why are they bad for us? This class will illuminate the electromagnetic spectrum, and I promise you'll see the world differently after this class.


S552: The Low Temperature Universe in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
We are used to thinking of the universe as a hot place, full of bright stars, quasars, gamma ray bursts, and so on. So, instead, what I want to do is to try to persuade you that the universe is a remarkably cool place. We will discuss the coldest things in the universe as well as the basics of temperature and light.


S554: Radios and Rainbows in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
How does a microwave oven work? Why is the sky blue? What are x-rays? This class will illuminate the the topic of electromagnetic radiation.


S121: Philosophy of Science in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
What is science? What makes something a fact or a theory? We will discuss some philosophical questions about science, shedding some light on subtleties, limitations, and misconceptions about science.


Philosophy of Science in SPLASH (2008)
What is science? What makes something a fact or a theory? We will discuss some philosophical questions about science, shedding ...