Physics Colloquium: Vincent G. J. Rodgers, "The History of Science, a Physicist's Perspective"

The City College of the City University of New York
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New York, NY 10031

Physics Department
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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Physics Colloquium

 

The History of Science, A Physicist's Perspective

Vincent G. J. Rodgers

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1479

Abstract
History, Science, the Arts and Literature are often compartmentalized in the academy in order to organize the vast amount of information that human thinking has accrued.  In this talk we will explore a few aspects of how science drastically influenced society and in particular civil rights.  We will discuss the importance of entangling science back into the history not simply as "History of Science" but as human history.

Bio

Professor Rogers received his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.  He is professor of physics at the University of Iowa, co-director and principal investigator for the Iowa Bioscience Advantage, founder and organizer of Cafe Scientifique Iowa City, co-coordinator of Hawkeyes on Science, faculty co-adviser of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and faculty participant in the MESA/Iowa City Community School District.  Professor Rogers’ research interests are theoretical particle/string physics, mathematical physics and theoretical cosmology.