Middlebury

PHYS 1103

Picture a Physicist

Picture a Physicist
Picture a physicist. Whom do you see? In this course we will learn about the pioneering physics research done by women, African Americans, and members of other groups that are underrepresented in physics. Through in-class demonstrations and simulations, students will understand the many physics questions that would never have been answered without a diverse group of physicists working to solve them. Students will read about the lives and struggles of these physicists and will examine the hidden and overt obstacles that can hinder their persistence in the field. No prior knowledge of physics is necessary nor expected. (FYSE 1548 students require permission of the instructor.)
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI WTR

Sections

Winter 2021

PHYS1103A-W21 Lecture (Durst)