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Biggest Ideas in the Universe - Part 3

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ClassGraphic Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist at Johns Hopkins University, has a passion to share his understanding of the workings of the universe. He has produced a series of videos explicating the nature of reality as characterized by modern physicists. Carroll’s goal for these videos is to fill the gap between what one might experience as a college level science student, and what you can access as an interested layperson. He exposes us to mathematical concepts but limits their use to making the underlying physics accessible to anyone who has had high school algebra. Last spring, we learned about relativity. This fall and winter, we focused on the subatomic world of quantum mechanics. This spring, we will continue our quest for understanding the complex nature of the micro and macro worlds by addressing topics that range from randomness and emergence to entropy and cosmology. Participation in prior term offerings is not required. Each week we will view Carroll’s videos together during our Zoom session. As we watch the videos, we will call on the assembled group to answer questions, explain, and discuss the ideas: it’s our version of peer learning. Join us to come closer to the world view of modern physicists.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Location
Virtual - Any Location

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.David Whitney2.Arthur Goldman3.Dick DuFour 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Dick DuFour  ; Arthur Goldman  ; David Whitney 
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