The Boulder Cosmology Group meets at 6PM for DVD lectures on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month and reading discussions on Third Mondays at the Main Library. All meetings are free and open to the public. (Monday discussions are usually in the second-floor Flatirons Room and Wednesday lectures in the first-floor Boulder Creek Room). Dates and locations are subject to change. Changes from the normal pattern are noted below.

See http://www.sackett.net/cosmologyAll.htm for a list of all meetings of the Cosmology Group since it began in 2003.

2019   Second and Fourth Wednesdays, selected DVD lectures from Professor Steven Gimbel's course on “Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science”, For a full description of the series, with descriptions of each lecture, visit http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/redefining-reality-the-intellectual-implications-of-modern-science.html.

We will watch the 30 minute lectures using an “interruptus” format: at any point during the lecture anyone in the group can say stop and ask a question and the rest of the group will attempt to answer the question before proceeding. We will attempt to cover two lectures in each meeting. If we don't have time the next DVD lecture meeting will start with the second lecture (and this schedule will be adjusted).


Expected Schedule with Monday book discussions flagged in bold:

January 9, 2019
DVD Lectures - Professor Steven Gimbel's course on “Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science”, Lecture 7: The Reality of Atoms, and 8: Quantum Mechanics.

January 14, 2019 Book Discussion: Deep Down Things, by Bruce Schumm. Chapters 6 and 7. Study guide from Jeff. Notes from Paul and Chela on Lie Groups in Physics for Chapters 6 through 8.
Note: This ^^^^ discussion is in the BOULDER CREEK ROOM and a week earlier than usual because of Martin Luther King Day.

January 23, 2019
DVD Lectures - Professor Steven Gimbel's course on “Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science”, Lecture 9: Quantum Field Theory, and 10: Chaos Theory.

February 11, 2019 Book Discussion: Deep Down Things, by Bruce Schumm. Chapter 8 (Gauge Theory). Study guide from Jeff. Notes from Paul and Chela on Lie Groups in Physics for Chapters 6 through 8.
Note: This ^^^^ discussion is a week earlier than usual because of Presidents Day.

February 13, 2019
DVD Lectures - Professor Steven Gimbel's course on “Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science”, Lecture 11: Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and 12: Grand Unified Theories.

February 27, 2019
DVD Lectures - Professor Steven Gimbel's course on “Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science”, Lecture 13: Quantum Consciousness, and 20: Brain and Self.

March 13, 2019
DVD Lectures - TBD.

March 18, 2019 Book Discussion: Deep Down Things, by Bruce Schumm. Chapters 9 and 10. Study guide from Jeff.

March 27, 2019
DVD Lectures - TBD.

April 11, 2019
DVD Lectures - TBD.

April 15, 2019 Book Discussion: TBD.

April 25, 2019
DVD Lectures - TBD.

For more information, e-mail group leader Jeff Grove: jeff1.grove@gmail.com.

This is http://www.sackett.net/cosmology.htm, last updated January 15, 2019.