8.226 Forty-three Orders of Magnitude

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Examines the widespread societal implications of current scientific discoveries in physics across forty-three orders of magnitude in length scale. Addresses topics ranging from climate change to nuclear nonproliferation. Students develop their ability to express concepts at a level accessible to the public and to present a well-reasoned argument on a topic that is a part of the national debate. Requires diverse writing assignments, including substantial papers. Enrollment limited.

This class has 8.04, and 8.044 as prerequisites.

8.226 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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