Description
EINSTEIN: MODERN SCIENCE AND SURPRISES
Do astronauts age more slowly? Can a finite universe have no edge? Is time travel possible? Can time have a beginning? Does the moon change because a mouse looks at it? Surprisingly, modern science answers yes to all these questions. This course provides simple-to-understand explanations of these and other related questions, their broader philosophical significance and their histories. The course is suitable for students with no science background but with an interest in the world of modern science.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Phil. Thinking or Ethics
Pmathic Ctext: Ethical/Pol
Offering
Course
HPS 0410
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall