Physics for Politicians
(and the Citizens Who Vote for Them)

Honors 1500
Adam Johnston
Spring 2016

What physics does a future president, legislator, or municipal official need to understand in order to best serve their community?  More important, before you vote on an issue or for a representative, what do you need to understand about how energy is produced and the forces of nature; or how research is funded and what constitutes "good" science?  This course will be based on contemporary issues in physics, based largely on accessible news items found in the New York Times (available for free on campus) and other outlets.

All course details, including calendar, assignments, materials, notes, and the like are hosted on our Canvas class page.