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Exploring the Universe: A Non-Mathematical Look at 20th Century Physics and Cosmology

Course number : SI104   
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Starting in the early 20th century, we discovered that the most fundamental laws of nature were like nothing we had imagined before. The special and general theories of relativity completely changed our notions of time and space. Quantum mechanics shredded our notion that nature is deterministic and exposed behaviors that can only be described as magic. Astrophysicists used these tools to achieve new insights into the history and composition of our vast physical universe, resulting in new surprises, such as the discovery that 95 percent of the universe is composed of dark matter of unknown origin and a puzzling dark energy.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus

Gary Feldman 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2020 - 3/26/2020 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus  Map Gary Feldman