Session A14: Focus Session: New Ways of Communicating Physics

8:00 AM–10:48 AM, Monday, March 21, 2011
Room: D227

Sponsoring Unit: FEd
Chair: Leonardo Colletti,

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.A14.1

Abstract: A14.00001 : The Need For ``Pleasure in Finding Things Out:'' The Use of History and Our Greatest Scientists for Human Survival and Scientific Integrity

8:00 AM–8:12 AM

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  Joshua Borchardt
    (North Dakota State University)

Why Homo sapiens search for interesting things and the methods of which we do so. The use of philosophical, theoretical, and demonstrated processes for exploration of the natural, and not so natural world are presented based on the ideas and wishes of some of History's greatest scientists, with concentration on Richard P. Feynman's lens on scientific discovery and pursuit, for which the abstract gets its title. This talk is presented towards the layman as well as the physicist, and gives insight to the nature of discovery and what it means to have pleasure in finding things out for the betterment of all mankind.

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