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Correction on date and time for
talk on physics for future presidents

In the paper and online, The Almanac had incorrect information on the date and time of this event. Go to http://www.cafescipa.org/ for correct information.

Physics Professor Richard Muller of UC Berkeley will give a talk Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Menlo Park on the physics — from nukes to global warming — that future presidents will need to understand.

The talk, part of the Cafe Scientifique forum series, will start at 6 p.m. at the SRI International dining room in the International Center off Middlefield Road at Ringwood Avenue.

"Physics for Future Presidents" will cover the physics of terrorism, energy, nuclear weapons, space and global warming.

Dr. Muller, who has won a MacArthur "genius" prize, has taught a course in "Physics for Future Presidents" that was recently voted the "Best Class at Berkeley" by undergraduates. He will sign his book of the same name at the Cafe Scientifique event.

Comments

Posted by Richard, a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I absolutely agree that in a technological world we need a president who understands science. I am embarrased to see our country nominate someone who favors creationism. How can they be expected to understand the workings of physics if they can't tell religion from science? The Bush administration has done untold harm to science in this country by putting non-scientist political appointees in charge of oversight committees and by restricting visas and foreign visits, both to and from the U.S., that damage the flow of information so vital to fundamental science research. With no concept of what science is and how scientists work, they have trampled all over our ability to do good research in this country. Unfortunately, I see more of the same if a Republican is elected.


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