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New Meetup: Richard Feynman: The Great Conservation Principles

From: Elise
Sent on: Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Physics and Astronomy Society!

What: Richard Feynman: The Great Conservation Principles

When: Tuesday, January 11,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Hacker Dojo
140B S Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94041
1-800-goog411


Richard Feynman: The Great Conservation Principles

We're holding another viewing of a Feynman lecture at the Hacker DoJo.

Thanks again goes to Lawrence for making arrangements for us!

About These Lectures:
Recently made available via Microsoft (Project Tuva), these are the Messenger Lectures given by Feynman at Cornell in 1964 and later on collected in the book, "The Character of Physical Law".

Previously, we watched the first two lectures:
"Gravitation - An Example of Physical Law"
"The Relation of Mathematics to Physics"

We will be watching the third video in this series:
"The Great Conversation Principles"

So we have more time for discussion afterwards, we plan on watching only one lecture this time around. If you had any questions held over from the previous two lectures, please feel free to include them in this discussion.

For this lecture series, Dr. Richard Feynman discusses "the character of physical law". Even though for many of us, such concepts are very well known, it's still always inspiring to see Richard Feynman speak. Even for very fundamental concepts, he brings his own unique perspective that contain many insights into the inner-workings of nature, scientific thinking and how we go about gaining more knowledge about the universe around us.

Apologies to those members who are finding it difficult to make it to the Hacker DoJo, due to the driving distance. I was unable to find a more centrally located venue for January, but hopefully I'll be able to reserve a room at a public library for February. If anyone has any suggestions for an alternative venue for us, please let me know! In the meantime, I am grateful that the Hacker DoJo has allowed us to host our events there.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. There is a list of rules for the Hacker DoJo which I've been asked to send along to our fellow members of BAPAS. We're very lucky to find this venue on such short notice, so hopefully we can work together to make sure that we won't wear out our welcome there! :-)

Rules for attending a Hacker DoJo event:

Parking -
Park at green Dojo Parking spots only. Otherwise cars may be towed.
http://wiki.hackerdojo.com/w/page/25425/Directions

Sign-in
All guests MUST sign in at sign-in kiosks for admission to the Dojo.

Blurb
There will be a short(< 5 min) introduction to Hacker Dojo before the event starts.
A tour can be arranged to anyone interested.

Cleanup
Please help clean up after the event! Leave it a little cleaner and neater than before.

Time
Please arrive and leave between the time interval allocated, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

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