Lockwood Carlson, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm
November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8
Registrants will receive an e-mail containing information about joining the course sessions. Please register each person in the household individually.
This course will describe and explain the key issues facing physics today. Our deep understanding of the universe, from tiny quanta to galaxies, is founded on measurements and observations. They have expanded the scope of our explanatory power but have led to major challenges to our understanding. These have enabled us to articulate what we don’t know. Are these dead ends or rich opportunities for more discovery and wonder? We will consider these topics: What’s the matter with Dark Matter? Where does Dark Energy come from? The enigmas of Black Holes, Quantum Mechanics (still spooky after 100 years), Time Zero—the shrouded mystery of the Big Bang, and the really hard questions—strings, loops, and quantum gravity.