The Evolution of Science: Part 4

GENINT 731.340

Osher (50+). In this course, we learn about the discoveries and inventions of some of the greatest scientists throughout history.

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Is the universe infinite, or is it just really big? Is there an order to time, or is time a grand illusion? In this course, we continue our exploration of the ideas and people who have attempted to unravel the secrets of the universe. Albert Einstein called quantum entanglement “spooky action at a distance,” but today, this phenomenon can illuminate how we understand the reality of space. Emerging models of evolutionary processes can lead us beyond Darwin to the frontiers of a new scientific revolution, ranging from epigenetics and machine learning to dark energy and quantum gravity. As the long history of science expands into the 21st century, we look at how new theories evolve from established laws, marvel at the latest groundbreaking developments, and seek a conduit to the cosmos. 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 Parts 1, 2, or 3 is not necessary.

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