The Make-Believe World of Real-World Physics

Thursday, October 14 at 5 pm (PT)

That physics describes the real world is a given for physicists. In spite of tireless efforts by instructors to connect physics to the real world, students walk away from physics courses believing physicists live in a world of their own. Are students clueless about the real world? Or are we perhaps deluding ourselves and misleading our students about the real world?

Dr. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will discuss this topic in a free to the public event on Thursday, October 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 308 of the Gerard P. Kuiper Space Sciences Building at the University of Arizona.