Mr. Dan Perahya

daniel-perahyaOrganization: High Tech Los Angeles
Personal Biography: Daniel is from Athens, GA. He spent part of his undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh, but moved to the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in Physics and Astronomy in 2006. He graduated with undergraduate research distinction and has an honors thesis titled “Metropolis Monte Carlo Simulations of Thin Ferromagnetic/Antiferromagnetic Bilayers.” He also has a Masters Degree from the University of Virginia in Physics. His Master’s Thesis is titled “Self Organizing Maps as an Analytic Tool for Parton Distribution Functions.” Daniel has also been playing ultimate for 13 years and has been coaching for 8. Daniel currently teaches high school physics in Los Angeles at High Tech LA.


Directed Study Topic: Physics of a Flying Disc
This directed study will take delegates through a slightly math-intensive walkthrough of the basic physics that govern the flight of frisbees. Some of the concepts covered will be rotational motion and torque, Bernoulli’s principles and equations. Delegates will play with some frisbees, too.