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Seminars in Physical Science
CHEM 132
Spring 2012
Section: 01  

Each student will give one 50-minute talk on a topic they choose in chemistry, physics, astronomy, or mathematics. Students will consult with the instructor on the choice of their topic and in the organization of their presentation. Possible topics might include (chosen at random): the origin of the periodic table; the transition from alchemy to chemistry; cold fusion; various Nobel Prize in Chemistry or Physics topics; dark matter, dark energy; the nature of galaxies; why do stars shine?; what are the roles of amateurs in modern astronomical research?; visualizing the fourth dimension; Einstein's "greatest blunder"; Bose-Einstein condensates; the race toward absolute zero; the interaction of radiation and matter; the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; how prime numbers are used in cryptology; the discovery of C60; the list is almost inexhaustible.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Speaking
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CHEM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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