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New Courses in Philosophy of Science, Astronomy This Fall
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13 September 2015
Due to the central place physics has in the integration of science and spirituality, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in the USA is strengthening the physics program, with two new courses being offered this fall: philosophy of science and astronomy.
Students who want to understand clearly the nature of the scientific method and who are interested in topics such as the relationship of science and religion will have an opportunity to learn about this and more in the philosophy of science course taught in the October block by professor David Scharf.
Dr. Scharf holds a PhD in the philosophy of science from Johns Hopkins University, where he specifically researched the foundations of physics. His current research is on the mind/brain interaction and how it relates to the immortality of the soul.
Other topics in the course will include the scientific study of consciousness and a fascinating experiment known as the quantum eraser. . . .
In December, space scientist Ashley Deans will teach a course on astronomy and cosmology that will give students the opportunity to learn about astronomical observation and the evolution of the universe.
Topics will include Kepler's and Newton's laws, sky charts, the sun and planets, the search for exoplanets and extra-terrestrial intelligence, stellar formation and evolution, relativity, black holes, pulsars, quasars, galaxies, the big bang and inflation, the search for dark matter, dark energy, and current theories of the past and future of the universe. . . .
Students have the opportunity to earn a minor in physics or to take the physics track in the math major.
''Physics looks at the deepest level of nature, and the ultimate nature of reality is quite different from what had been expected,'' Dr. Scharf said. ''The implications are profound. In the physics program we study this exciting area without getting too technical.''
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