The Universe: What We Know and What We Don’t

Stephen Schnetzer (Physics and Astronomy)

This seminar explores what we have learned about the fundamental physics of elementary particles and cosmology over the past fifty years along with the current mysteries and unknowns. Through discussions, students will gain an idea of what fundamental physics research is and the pressing questions that we are currently striving to answer. The seminar is based on an article by Steven Weinberg from the New York Review of Books entitled “Physics: What We Do and Don’t Know.” The seminar will be at a serious level, but the use of mathematics will be kept to a minimum. Students who have taken college-prep level mathematics in high school should be well prepared.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 83 index 09999