Evolution of Science: Part 3
Osher (50+). In this course, we learn about the discoveries and inventions of some of the greatest scientists throughout history.
About this course:We span three centuries to explore the mystery of electricity, from Franklin’s kite to Faraday’s motor and from Maxwell’s electromagnetic equations to Edison’s distribution of electric power, which paved the way for the electronic revolution of the twentieth century. Along the way we take a deeper look at Alan Turing, an honest look at Linus Pauling, and a revealing look at Jacques Cousteau. We recognize more inventions that continue to change our world and highlight women in science too often overlooked, including Lise Meitner (physics), Barbara McClintock (biology), and Vera Rubin (astronomy). Plus an eye-opening look at the Nobel Prize, the most desired award in science—winners and losers—who navigate the politics, prestige, and controversy started by Alfred Nobel over one hundred years ago. No background in science is required; only curiosity and a desire to stimulate your mind, as we examine and translate serious ideas into fun and accessible concepts. (Attendance in Part 1 or Part 2 is not necessary.)
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $30 for this course. Visitors not permitted. You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.