F101 | Science Conversations


9:30 am-11:00 am


1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Six Sessions

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Join us to discuss science news appearing in the Tuesday “Science Times” section of The New York Times, plus magazines and journals. Moderators for the sessions will encourage a vigorous give-and-take. Student suggestions for discussion topics and additional readings are welcomed. 

Peter Bluhm, Moderator, J.D., Albany Law School; held a variety of positions in Vermont state government; retired President of Berkshire Telecommunications Consulting; past President of OLLI at BCC. 

Anthony Segal, Moderator, M.D., Cambridge University; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; 30 years of neurosurgery in Memphis, Tennessee; currently chair of OLLI Science Subcommittee. 

Suggested Readings:

For 1/22/21: Astronomers Get Their Wish, and the Hubble Crisis Gets Worse _ Quanta Magazine.pdf

For 1/29/21: What Is a Particle_ _ Quanta Magazine.pdf

For 2/19/21: Brain’s _Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries _ Quanta Magazine.pdf

For 2/26/21: The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries - The New York Times.pdf


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