FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CONTACT US
GREEN COLLEGE:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Abstract and Apt: Physics as it is Practised
MattheW Badali, Physics & Astronomy, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC
March 26 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roughly following the historical development of physics over the last five hundred years, this talk will provide some insight into the mind of a physicist, a being less pragmatic than an engineer yet unable to make the claims to truth of a mathematician or theologist.  
 
Physics has both entered societal consciousness and, periodically, modified it; mundane terms, such as ‘force’ or ‘mass’ turn out to be abstract and not directly accessible. At the same time terms, such as ‘the uncertainty principle’ or ‘the big bang’ are fair topics of conversation. Indeed, physics is not a collection of nigh-unattainable knowledge but rather a way of approaching the world that is itself quite approachable.

Back
PreviousNext
SPOTLIGHT
  • Read More
    Award-winning teacher and author Stephen Hinshawe researches child and adolscent behavior disorders including ADHD and aggressive behavior. On May 1, he gives a fireside chat exploring the stigmatization of mental illness.
  • Read More
    This new series gathers scholars from the humanities living and working along the North American Pacific coast to investigate the idea of “oecology,” an older spelling of the modern concept “ecology”.
IN THE NEWS:
view all NEWS >
  • April 15, 2014
    Astrobiologist Haley Sapers' ('12-'13) research paper "Enigmatic tubular features in impact glass" is published in Geology. A related article in Science asks: could early life on Earth have been fostered in meteorite impact craters?
  • Read More
    March 13, 2014
    Ann Jones is interviewed in The Tyee by Deborah Campbell on the impact that the war in Afghanistan has had, citing the "militarized economic/political system" in the US and changes to development aid (in both US and Canada) as key issues impacting some of the hopeful changes occurring for women and children in Afghanistan.
IN THE BLOG:
view BLOG>
Calendar
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat