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DARYNA YUSHCHENKO, Cosmology, coffee, & cow obsessed physics student!

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi everyone :) I'm a Princeton first year studying physics! Learning about the universe is universally cool (please note the pun) but quite daunting, so I hope to create an accessible way to understand fundamental concepts that rule our beautiful existence!

Past Classes

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S712: Bang! What did Day 1 of the Universe look like? in Splash 2023 (Apr. 22, 2023)
What did the beginning of the Universe look like you may ask? Good question -- most of leading cosmologists today are also asking this! There are however, many theories and ideas surrounding the beginning and evolution. In order to understand the begging, there are many puzzle pieces in cosmology that have to come together in order to see the big picture, and it is these pieces I will introduce in this course. We will first cover concepts like the CMB, Robertson Walker Metric, the Friedman equation, red shift and the Hubble constant, dark matter, and then see how these concepts come together to our current model(s) of the Big Bang (see big bang nucleosynthesis to get excited!). May I attempt to convince you to sign up with this picture that showed first signs of Dark Matter: