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ESP Biography


Major: Math

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Past Classes

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H4030: Nim: How to defeat your friends while eating Goldfish in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
You and I gaze at several piles of Goldfish and decide to play a game! When it's your turn, you pick a nonempty pile and eat a positive number of Goldfish from that pile. If you eat the last Goldfish in the entire game, you win! For instance, if we start with three piles that have 3, 4, and 5 Goldfish, a game might go like this: --You eat 3 from pile 3 --I eat 3 from pile 2 --You eat 2 from pile 1 --I eat 2 from pile 3 --You eat 1 from pile 1 --I eat 1 from pile 2. This is the last Goldfish, so I win! (Would you rather go first or second in this game?) Discover how to beat your friends at this game, learn why this game is mathematically important, and eat lots of Goldfish in the process!