ESP Biography
SOHAN DHARMARAJA, Stanford grad student studying drug simulation
Major: Computational Mathematics College/Employer: Stanford University Year of Graduation: G 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Born and raised in Sri Lanka. Undergraduate in England, Masters at MIT, PhD here at Stanford... I love tennis, comedy, movies and dogs (not in that order necc!). I've been really fortunate in life having traveled loads, so I'd be super happy to talk to anyone who wants advice on what to do and where to do it :) Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M623: Pi in the sky in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10  11, 2009)
This course is meant to give you an idea of how to 'determine the unknown by experimentation'.
We'll use very basic probability to establish simple things  the chances of getting heads or tails in a coin toss, the area of a circle, etc.
Finally, we'll have a fun practical handson project to determine the value of $$\pi$$  the winning group will get something yummy to take home! :)
M163: The number currently known as Pi in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
This will be a broad look at the number we know as $$\pi$$. There'll be some history, some experiments, some math and some laughs.
We'll cover basic ideas in probability, integration, series expansions and trigonometry. Nothing too hardcore, so hopefully we'll all have an uber time :)
