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Splash Biography



PAUL RAPOPORT, Princeton senior studying math




Major: Math

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born in South Philly and raised in the wilds of Albany, New York, this sophomore's academic interests range from math and biochemistry to Korean and linguistics, and he loves to cook, read, listen to music, play card and board games, and play Assassins when he can. He's right behind you. Nope, too slow. He loves red foxes and can be reached at pyrapopo@princeton.edu .



Past Classes

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X296: Introduction to Lojban in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 25, 2015)
coi rodo! Come learn Lojban, the culturally neutral, perfectly unambiguous language of logic.


X234: Introduction to Lojban in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
coi rodo! Come learn Lojban, the culturally neutral, perfectly unambiguous language of logic.


X235: The Basics of Go in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
Come learn the basics of go/baduk/weiqi, the most beautiful strategy game.


S119: Organic Chemistry, Part I in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
Welcome! We'll learn here some basic organic chemistry, including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclo- s, alcohols, amines, and haloalkanes. We'll be looking into how to name them, and some interesting properties of them. This will move pretty fast, and assume knowledge of basic chemistry as a jumping-off point.


S120: Organic Chemistry, Part II in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
NOTE: You MUST have taken Part I of this course to take this. Welcome back! We'll be going into some of the more complicated aspects of organic chemistry here, including the naming of carbonyls (ketones and aldehydes), imines, (ketimines and aldimines), aromaticity, and basic acid/base and nucleophilic reactions. If we have time, we might go into some biochemistry, and how to think like a chemist, too.


X122: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hangul But Were Afraid to Ask in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
Annyeonghaseyo! Eoseo oshipshiyo! We'll learn here about hangul, the Korean script, legendarily known as "so easy a wise man can learn it in an afternoon, and even a fool can learn it in a week". If we have enough time, we might go into some very basic Korean phrases. Please bring pencils/pens and paper with you: you'll get to write, too!