History of Physical Sciences

2017 Apr 24

Coolidge Corner Cinema Science on Screen Series: Hidden Figures

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA

Scene from Hidden Figures

Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one… Read more about Coolidge Corner Cinema Science on Screen Series: Hidden Figures

2017 Feb 22

Mahindra Center Environment Forum: Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral

6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

arctic ghostsRoy Scranton
Assistant Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (2015)

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center is convened by Robin Kelsey (Dean of Arts and Humanities… Read more about Mahindra Center Environment Forum: Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral

2016 Sep 16

Applied Physics Colloquium: Lawrence Krauss

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Jefferson Labs 250

Title: "Journey to the Beginning of Time: Turning Metaphysics into Physics"
Lawrence Krauss, ASU physicist, cosmologist, and author of A Universe from Nothing, The Physics of Star Trek, and Fear of Physics.

2015 Nov 04

MSWG: Dan Volmar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 252

"The Missile, the Forest, and the Garbage Can"

RSVP here by Monday, Nov. 2 for lunch.

In 1960, officials of the United States government began to worry that nuclear-armed missiles in the Minuteman class could launch on their targets unintentionally--perhaps by the hundreds. The military and its industrial partners did not share their concern. More than a… Read more about MSWG: Dan Volmar