Friday, February 12, 2021By:
Dr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics, "Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science," Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4 PM ET. Register here!
Abstract: Join us as Physicist Dr. H. Frederick Dylla explores a collection of interesting stories centered around the personalities, cultures, and history of science. This collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation, and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the “sputnik kids” growing up in the US at the start of the space age. He built a working laser just two years after they were first invented, an experience that convinced him to become a physicist. During his 50-year career in physics, many personalities and notable events in science and technology helped to form his view of how science contributes to the modern world, including his conviction that the impact of science can be most effective when introduced within the context of the humanities - especially history, literature and the arts.