The Universe: What We Know and What We Don't
This seminar explores what we have learned about the fundamental physics of elementary particles and cosmology over the past fifty years as well as the current mysteries and unknowns. Through our discussions, students will gain an idea of what fundamental physics research is and the pressing questions that we are currently striving to answer. The course 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.