8.226 Forty-three Orders of Magnitude
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.
8.226 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Conrad.
Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-265.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.
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