In this course, the importance of Physics for our daily life is demonstrated by a series of typical examples from a broad spectrum of fields of classical and modern Physics.
We aim at a time interval of one or two contact hours for each theme. Each theme is presented in a conceptual way and builds upon highschool knowledge.
Extra documentation to be used as basic material are the “Science and the Citizen” chapters of “Scientific American” or books like “The physics of everyday life” (Louis A. Bloomfield, Univ. of Virginia, J. Wiley & Sons).
Lectures will be provided, including live demonstrations and audiovisual material.
Some examples of topics:
- Interaction with light
- Properties of materials
- Nanoparticles to color glass
- Physics in sports
- Physics in Space