Classes

PHYS 440A.H01: Searching for our Place in the Universe: The Foundation and Limits of Certainty in Physical Science

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
According to the prevailing narrative, in the beginning of the modern era, the physical description of gravity and the development of astronomy integrated observations of the planets and mathematical models of a Sun-centered solar system, culminating in Newton’s Principia. Natural philosophers such as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, and Newton played foundational roles in inaugurating modern physics, building from the scientific developments of diverse cultures before them. This course is the physical science component of an honors symposium, “The Copernican Lens”, in which we... Read more about PHYS 440A.H01: Searching for our Place in the Universe: The Foundation and Limits of Certainty in Physical Science

Global Atmospheric Chemistry (ESCI 896.05 & 796.05)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

 

Also taught Spring 2018

ESCI 796/896 – Global Atmospheric Chemistry

Syllabus

Introduction to the principles of atmospheric chemistry and their relationship to biogeochemical cycles, climate, and global change. Focus is on understanding the basic physical and chemical processes that determine the trace gas distribution in the global troposphere. An...

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