The Physics of History

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location(s): 
Madison Senior Center
330 West Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

The Physics of History
Wednesdays, Sept 20 – Dec 13, 12-2pm
The Physics of History, taught by award-winning Professor David J. Helfand of Columbia University, gives you the background to understand how scientists know what they do about the past. These 24 richly illustrated lectures cover an astonishing range of cases in which physics has helped to redefine history—in astronomy, archaeology, geology, climatology, art history, and other fields.
Immensely rewarding and enlightening, The Physics of History enhances your appreciation of both science and history by addressing questions such as these:

  • How did corn spread across the New World?
  • When did the extinction of the dinosaurs occur?
  • Which is older, Stonehenge or the pyramids?
  • How old is the Earth?

Class is facilitated by Jim Lamal. There is a $10 fee that must be paid by Sept 20. Call 266-6581 to register.

Event Cost: Free
Registration Details: To register, visit the Madison Senior Center front desk or call 266-6581.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Sponsoring Organization(s): Madison Senior Center
Pre-Registration?: Yes
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No
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