Great Physics Session at the Library
My local public library, PGCMLS
, hosted a session yesterday evening with Dr. Jim Gates
from the University of Maryland. It was also a chance for The Teaching Company
to sell their products
, but that's ok. We're starved for science here -- here in the county with the University of Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, FDA offices, the National Agricultural Library, etc. -- there are no science cafes and few open public science lectures.
This session was aimed very low -- at people without even high school physics, I think -- but it was well attended and a lot of fun. Dr. Gates pretty much described what string theory is.
Bravo, PGCMLS! Keep up the good work.
BTW- I had Dr. Gates for Physics 410 and 411 eons ago, so can attest he's a good teacher although I can't say anything about the DVDs they're selling. I might check them out from the library!