Well, It’s About Time – Part I
6 sessions, 12 hours
It may come as a surprise, but “time” is the most frequently used word in the English language. From music (“Time is on My
Side”- Rolling Stones; “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is”- Chicago) to literature (“It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times” – Charles Dickens) to sports (“Time Out;” “Overtime”) to television (“Real Time with Bill Maher”…), you
get the idea. But what is time really? Although we experience it, use it, and depend on it, we really never consider exactly what
it is. This course explores the true nature of time from several viewpoints; from the Scientific, to the Cosmological, to the Human experience and point of view, time is as pervasive in our lives as breathing.
Instructor: Bob Rubock graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineer from the University of Connecticut. He began his career in electronic warfare at United Aircraft but eventually turned to design of spacecraft for humanitarian purposes at NASA. Bob likes to say; “Engineering made the dough, Cosmology makes me go.” His courses require no math or formal scientific training, but a good sense of humor is mandatory. Bob believes that starting a class with good jokes improves the learning process. Bob’s other passion is rock climbing, having traveled around the U.S. and Europe in its pursuit.
ILR413 Well, It’s About Time – Part I
4-Digit Number: 7996
Thu, 10am – 12pm, 2/8 – 3/15
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E126A
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $89.00 Total: $129.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only