Splash Biography

KEVIN ZHOU, Master's student in physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Oxford

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S136: Quantum Cryptography in Splash Hilary 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
Researchers across the world are currently racing to develop viable quantum computers, which could, among many other things, break the cryptographic algorithms which underlie the internet. Quantum cryptography is a complementary technology which remains secure against any adversary, classical or quantum. In this class, we will cover the basics of quantum mechanics, demonstrate how the simplest quantum cryptographic protocol works, and explain how the laws of physics guarantee its perfect security.

S137: How to Find a Particle in Splash Hilary 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
How are particle colliders used to discover new particles? Decades ago, one could literally see the created particles moving in a bubble chamber, but today's Large Hadron Collider only sees the aftermath, a violent spray of hundreds of particles. We'll introduce the particles of the Standard Model and show how to spot them in the debris by eye. Then we'll show how the LHC aims to find the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, dark matter, and even more exotic possibilities.