Evolution of Science, Part 2
About this course:
From unexpected discoveries to research developed over decades, the greatest scientists throughout history have dedicated their careers and often their lives in the pursuit of knowledge. While not everyone is a Newton, Einstein, or Hawking, every one of them is a fascinating character with a unique story. In this class we meet those men and women who helped us understand the world we live in; as well as delving deeper into the life and work of notables from Charles Darwin to Richard Feynman, Marie Curie to Rosalind Franklin (the real source behind DNA’s secret), Louis Pasteur, Neils Bohr, and more. We explore profound discoveries over the millennia—from the human circulatory system to electromagnetism and quarks to quasars—as well as the inventions that changed the world—from the compass and printing press to the transistor and the internet. No background in science is required; only curiosity, enthusiasm, and a desire to stimulate your mind. (Attendance in Part 1 is not necessary but helpful.)
Winter 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.