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ERIKA HATHAWAY, ESP Teacher




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S885: Five Paths through Physics in Rainstorm Winter 2022 (Jan. 29 - 30, 2022)
When you hear “physics,” you might think of a class taught in high school, or as headlines about detecting gravitational waves or photographing a black hole. However, the road from first experiencing physics to active research is often confusing, and it looks very different for each person. In this seminar-style class, five early-career physicists describe their journeys to physics, and their exciting study of stars, atoms, materials, plasmas, and quantum gravity. The class will conclude with a question-and-answer session where students can ask about science, career paths, life in physics, or anything else.


X665: The Art of Guessing in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
How many pigeons are there in New York City? How many stars are there in the sky? Learn to cunningly guess your way out of such conundrums with surprising accuracy, and discover the secrets to tackling Fermi questions. Fermi questions are order-of-magnitude puzzles that span a variety of topics from economics to engineering, atoms to astrophysics, and pop artists to pop-tarts. While they seem impossible at a glance to solve without Google, answering them with precision is an art easily learned. We hope to see you in class!