Hi everyone, my name is Anirudh Ramesh and I'm a senior at Sachem East High School. This is my first summer at the Stony Brook Laser Teaching Center (2004). I've been a "biology person," so to speak for a long time now, and this is the first time I've branched into a physics related project. However, this does not mean that I have compromised my interests in any way. After a year of Physics B, I have realized that I am very interested in both physics and biology. So this summer, I applied to the Laser Teaching Center with hopes of conducting a project that uses the principles of physics for a biological application.
My other interests and activities are varied and far-reaching. For example, I actively play tennis as part of my school team. I also participate in the school math team as well as a variety of other clubs. I have been an avid stamp and coin collector for a long time now. Another one of my interests is the Matrix. I'm not one of those people that goes on forums and discusses the many aspects of the Matrix, but I have thought about all these things to a great depth. The varying philosophies that are proposed by each of the main characters in the Matrix Trilogy are compelling in their own way. Philosophy plays such a large role in the movie, which makes me feel that it is not a movie about control or machines, but about life. Watch the movies and think about it.
Another thing that I love is the French language. I have taken French in school since the 8th grade and absolutely adore the language and culture that are so essential to France. I know that in this time of Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast, it might be frowned upon for me to harbor such feelings. However, French is something that I feel strongly about and will feel strongly about for as long as I can.
Reading is another thing that I enjoy doing. If I had to pick one genre of literature to choose as my favorite, I would have to pick fictional novels. I love Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Stephen King (the older King books specifically, like "IT") novels. "Catch-22" is one of my favorite books. Another great book, which I recommend to everyone, is "1984," which was a terrific treatise of a utopian society. I enjoy reading political books and magazines too. I consider myself to be a liberal Democrat in case you are wondering.
So that basically summarizes me, well not really but we can pretend.
And my e-mail address is anirudhr(at)gmail.com
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