UConn Physics Colloquium

Wanderings Through Symmetry

Laurence I. Gould
Physics Department
University of Hartford

Seeing Through Symmetry is a course that introduces non-science majors to the pervasive influence of symmetry in science. The concept of symmetry is used both as a link between subjects (such as physics, biology, mathematics, music, poetry, and art) and as a method within a subject. This is done through the use of interactive multimedia learning environments, including computer-based labs, to stimulate learning. This talk is an explanation and demonstration of how a variety of multimedia tools contribute to both the lecture and lab portion of the course.

Brief Biography: Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics (Ph.D., Temple University), has taught physics, math, and interdisciplinary courses including Astronomy, Linear Algebra, Musical Acoustics, and Reasoning in Science. His areas of specialization, mathematical physics and science education, have resulted in publications in such periodicals as the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, American Journal of Physics, and Journal of College Science Teaching. Honors include Yale Visiting Fellowships, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and membership in the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Symmetry Association and Chair (for 2004) of the New England Section of the American Physical Society. Some of his (symmetrical!) extra-curricular activities include hiking and swimming, and he is also an avid amateur violinist.

Friday, April 2, 2004
4:00 PM
Biology/Physics Building
Room BSP130

(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)

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