Introductory Lecture on Big Questions in Physics


Introduction to six big questions representing frontiers of twenty-first-century physics, such as what are the ultimate laws of nature, how does complex structure arise, and how can physics benefit society. Classes will involve presentations by researchers and by students, discussions of journal articles, and tours of physics labs involved with related research. Recommended prerequisite: precalculus and at least one quantitative science course at the high school level, such as chemistry or physics.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • NS
Typically Offered
Fall Only