F102 | Science Conversations


11:00 am - 12:30 pm


1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 & 2/25

Six Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Join us to discuss science news appearing in the Tuesday “Science Times” section of The New York Times, plus magazines and journals. Moderators for the sessions will encourage a vigorous give-and-take. Student suggestions for discussion topics and additional readings are welcomed.

Peter Bluhm, Moderator, J.D., Albany Law School; held a variety of positions in Vermont state government; retired President of Berkshire Telecommunications Consulting; past President of OLLI at BCC.

Anthony Segal, Moderator, M.D., Cambridge University; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; 30 years of neurosurgery in Memphis, Tenn.; currently co-chair of OLLI Science Subcommittee.

Reading for Session One, 1/21: 1 Viruses have five bases.pdf

Reading for Session Two, 1/28: 2 QFT and Math.pdf and 2B California rooftop solar controversy .pdf

Reading for Session Three, 2/4: 3 Underground Life.pdf

Reading for Session Four, 2/11: 4 Wavelets.pdf

Reading for Session Five, 2/18: 5-a Axion search.pdf and 5-b Gravitational Waves Should Permanently Distort Space-Time.pdf

Reading for Session Six, 2/25: 6 Speech Processing in the Brain.pdf

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