Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
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Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Dudley Herschbach Teacher/Scientist Lecture

Energy, global warming, terrorism and counterterrorism, internet, satellites, remote sensing, the Triad, ICBMs and ABMs, DVDs and HDTVs— economic and political issues increasingly have a strong high-tech content. Misjudge the science; make a wrong decision. Yet many of our leaders never studied physics and do not understand science and technology. The fault is ours, not theirs. Physics is fascinating, compelling, and essential. It is the liberal arts of high technology. Learn physics and you never again need be intimidated by a rapid technological breakthrough. We need to catch future leaders early, and set them on a path of deep understanding of relevant tech issues.

Richard A. Muller, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss “Physics for Future Presidents: A Serious Course Title.” A renowned physicist, Muller has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Prize, the Texas Instruments Founders Prize, a “Breakthrough Award” for his role in the discovery of Dark Energy, and a Distinguished Teaching Award at Berkeley. His course “Physics for Future Presidents” was twice voted “Best Class on the Berkeley Campus.”

Contact Name: 

Candice Wesson

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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