STS.042[J] Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century


Class Info

Explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. Examines the development of modern physics within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts, such as physics in Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany, US efforts during World War II, and physicists' roles during the Cold War. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.042[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. I. Kaiser.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, STS.042[J] was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century site.

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