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MEETUP SERIES 2 - QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR ALL - SUMMER 2017

In our special relativity sessions, we went fast -- speed of light fast. Now, it's time to go small -- quantum small. Check your intuition at the door, and join us in the wonderfully bizarre subatomic world, where probability and uncertainty reign supreme.

This group will meet at least four times over an 8-week period to discuss the basic concepts of quantum mechanics. The meetings will follow the (free) online course offered by GeorgetownX, entitled "Quantum Mechanics for All (https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-mechanics-everyone-georgetownx-phyx-008-01x#!)." A trailer for the course is below.

Between meetings, members should complete, at their leisure, a designated portion of the course material. The work includes exercises and problem sets that can be completed by those seeking edX certification of course completion (small fee required for certification). At our weekly meetings, we will discuss the designated material amongst ourselves. From time to time, experts will join the conversation to lend a hand.

Mathematics will be involved, but this course requires only high school algebra. While we welcome the experienced physicist, our group is designed for everyone else -- the banker, the artist, the writer, the intellectually curious hoping to better understand one of the many common-sense-defying realities of the universe.

MEETUP SERIES 1 - SPECIAL RELATIVITY - SPRING 2017 - COMPLETE

Does a moving clock tick more slowly than one at rest? Can we legitimately disagree on the sequence of two events? What does all this have to do with the speed of light or, more importantly, free will?

Join us, and explore Einstein’s unification of space of time.

This group will meet weekly, for 10 weeks, beginning in January 2017 to discuss Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The meetings will follow the (free) online course offered by World Science U, entitled "Special Relativity – A Math-Based Introduction with Brian Greene." A trailer for the course is below.

Between meetings, members should complete, at their leisure, a designated set of course modules. The modules include exercises and problem sets that can be completed by those seeking World Science U certification of course completion. At our weekly meetings, we will discuss the week’s designated modules amongst ourselves. From time to time, experts will join the conversation to lend a hand.

Mathematics will be involved, but special relativity requires only high school algebra. While we welcome the experienced physicist, our group is designed for everyone else -- the banker, the artist, the writer, the intellectually curious hoping to better understand one of the many common-sense-defying realities of the universe.

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