We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (100 words limit)
"How did you do that?" , these words are music for my ears. Since I was little I told the same thing to magicians, it was easy to fool me and honestly I loved that. But I wanted to satisfy my curiosity and started to watch magic tricks in slow-motion. Anyone can be amazed by how many tricks have a mathematical explanation instead of a "sleight of hand". Unravel magic tricks and then master their performance became a passion for me. Now I have the pleasure to transmit the same sensation that I felt when I was younger to other people.Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? (*) (100 words or fewer
I love mathematics, my whole life I've been involved in activities related to this subject. Through my participation in competitions I've been interested in the combinatorial problems and conferences offered by famous mathematicians like "The mathematics of Doodling" by Professor Ravi Vakil on the IMO Lecture. Talking with him and contestants from other countries I've found myself immersed in the maths world, which is why I'd love to be part of your Mathematics Department in applied combinatorics. I find very exciting how your UROP can help me to obtain experience and make contributions in the field before even graduating.
I find a little hard these essays because they have to be very short, I feel like I don't transmit the excitement I have about magic and mathematics in the essays, any advice will be very appreciated it!