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Scientific Discoveries and their Origins

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This course will be based on the quote from Isaac Azimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'" A series of experiments whose results were unexpected and whose implications were astonishing will be described.  These are the "that's funny experiments."  Other experiments in which predictions were confirmed (the Eureka experiments) will also be presented.  Funny examples include: Galileo's discovery of the moons of Jupiter, discovery of superconductivity, Rutherford's scattering experiment, neutrons, and fission.  Eureka Examples Include: detection of Pluto, the Higg's meson, and gravitational waves.  More of both will be in the course

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Small Hall

William Kossler 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/23/2018 - 11/6/2018 Weekly - Tue 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, Small Hall  Map William Kossler