University of Toronto

Physics 140: Foundations of Physics

   2007 Sept - 2008 May      (Teaching Assistant)

Course description: First-year course for students in the Physics specialist program. Topics covered include: kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, conservation laws, gravity, special relativity, and electromagnetism.

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Physics 151 and 152: Foundations of Physics I and II

   2008 Sept - 2009 May      (Teaching Assistant)

Course description: These were a pair of first-year foundational courses for students in the Physics specialist program. The scope of the course was the same as in Physics 140 listed above, but the format was modified — the tutorial sessions were revised to become computational labs (using python) where students solved complex problems related to the most recent lecture material.

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Harvard University

Science of the Physical Universe 22:
The Unity of Science: From the Big Bang to the Brontosaurus and Beyond

   2011 Jan-May      (Head Teaching Fellow and Teaching Fellow)

Course description: This was an undergraduate 'general education' science course aimed towards non-science students. Topics ranged from astronomy to Earth sciences to the origin of life. From the syllabus: “Science is like well-woven, ever-expanding fabric, designed to (un)cover Nature's secrets. This course emphasises the strong connections between subfields of science, showing it as the never-ending and greatest detective story ever told, with evidence always the arbiter. These characteristics are exhibited in the semi-historical treatment of three themes: unveiling the universe, the earth and its fossils, and the story of life. Opportunities include working with Harvard's scientific facilities and making short films.”

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(i) Head Teaching Fellow

(ii) Teaching Fellow

 

Earth and Planetary Sciences 52: Introduction to Global Geophysics

   2012 Sept-Dec      (Teaching Fellow)

Course description: This is a new undergraduate course providing a comprehensive introduction to global geophysics. From the syllabus: “Topics include: plate tectonics, the Earth's composition, thermal state and rheology, mantle convection, the geodynamo, the Earth's gravity field and geodesy, comparative planetology, and (modern and paleo) climate change.”

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