Einstein for Almost Everyone

HPS 1632 - fall

Unpack Einstein’s creative process

What is "genius"? Get an intimate look at how brilliance unfolds: Comb through Einstein’s own original notes for an introduction to not only his astounding contributions, but also how he came up with them — from the creative angles to the wrong turns, and even self-doubt.

How much math do I need to know?
Turns out deconstructing genius takes less math than you think! (Einstein was a physicist, not a mathematician!) So if you have a basic understanding of calculus, you can follow along with his actual notes to decode his creative process, just like you’re looking over his shoulder as he makes his greatest discoveries. This small-group course will be tailored to the math proficiency of the students each semester. 


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