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Fall 2019 Physics UN1111 section 001
ORIGINS AND MEANING

Call Number 47007
Day & Time
Location
F 2:10pm-4:00pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Brian Greene
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description This seminar is a one-semester survey of the universe from the beginning of time to something akin to its end, with an organizing theme of origins. We will explore the origin of inanimate physical structures (the origin of cosmos as a whole, as well as that of galaxies, stars, planets, particles, atoms and complex molecules), the origin of life (the origin of replicating molecules, the first cells, as well as more complex life forms), the origin of mind (the origin of self-reflective conscious awareness) and the origin of culture (the origins of language, myth, religion, art and science). We will consider the adaptive role of these developments and then consider what science in particular tells us about the far future of matter and mind. Throughout, we will examine the long-standing human search for meaning.
Web Site Vergil
Department Physics
Enrollment 58 students (60 max) as of 8:04AM Sunday, December 15, 2019
Subject Physics
Number UN1111
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193PHYS1111W001

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