Jonathan Calvello

Class of 2018


  • Black holes form from massive stars

    Even if Matthew McConaughey hadn’t been in it, Interstellar still would have been a nerd heartthrob sensation. The movie incorporated real scientific theory — backed by California Institute of Technology physics professor Kip Thorne — into its storyline in order to depict the harsh realities one might actually encounter during space exploration. In the movie, Matthew McConaughey saves the human ...

    SciTech | October 19, 2015
  • Theoretical physics explains time travel

    In the words of philosopher and politician Benjamin Franklin, “Time is money.” In the equally esteemed words of writer K. Bromberg, “Time is precious. Waste it wisely.” The idea that time is a finite commodity has stretched across generations, and we are often encouraged to use time as effectively as possible because eventually it runs out, or so it seems. Recent research in theoretical physics is...

    SciTech | October 12, 2015
  • Development of television includes complex electronics

    My personal favorite was Breaking Bad. The storyline was great, the acting was phenomenal, and did you see that ending? Fantastic.

    SciTech | October 5, 2015
  • Loudspeakers transmit sound through unique structure

    You constantly see loudspeakers, commonly referred to as ‘speakers,’ at parties and concerts. They’re in every sports stadium, music studio, and movie theater. They are even found in every fire truck. They are an integral part of the world around us, but what exactly are they, and how do they work? Despite their multitude of drastically different usages, all loudspeakers are fundamentally the same...

    SciTech | September 28, 2015