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Smorgasbord Week 4 - Light: Two-Faced Character

  • 02/10/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • All classes Online, using Zoom
  • 9


  • For all AAA Members

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Astronomy Smorgasbord Week 4

 Light: A Two-Faced Character

While we all take light for granted, the quest to understand just exactly what light is, has engaged humans since the dawn of civilizations.  Today we understand that it possesses dual properties: acting both as a particle and a wave. This insight has enabled  astronomers  to better grasp  what comprises the universe we inhabit.  In this presentation, you will get an overview of  this duality and see how this knowledge has been harnessed to fashion instruments that allow the cosmos to reveal their secrets to us. 

Instructor: Bob Marx has been a Physics teacher for upwards of 30 years,   He also ran  the Science Talent Search program ( formerly the Westinghouse and later Intel). That ultimately enabled  150 high school seniors  to submit research  projects. Among the multiple awards they received,  two students  went on to gain Rhodes Scholarships. Despite his “retirement” ,  he continues to teach Physics at Hunter College. He had originally been  tasked to revamp the entire lab program for the first year Physics students. Disrupted by the pandemic, Bob managed the conversion to an online virtual lab program on Zoom, currently in use.

Location: Class will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before class. Class recordings available during and for a time after.

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 7-9 PM

Cost: $15 

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