How the hippies saved physics

How the hippies saved physics - The correlations he pieces...

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John Hebson PHYS 4450 4-2-09 How the hippies save physics Although I was unable to attend all of David Kaiser’s speech, “How the Hippies Saved Physics,” because I had to work, I did find what I saw very interesting. One of the most interesting parts of the lecture to me was the part on quantum encryption. I thought it was rather remarkable that we can encode a secret message into a single electromagnetic wave. I am very interested to see where this groundbreaking technology will take us in the future. I was forced to leave about forty five minutes into the lecture so I could get to work on time, but his insight into the recent history of physics was very informative.
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Unformatted text preview: The correlations he pieces together about the history of modern physics and society were very unique and descriptive. They do a great job of illustrating and physically showing how and why the advances in the field have progressed in the way that they have. I am afraid that because I left a bit early I did not get to see the most informative part of the lecture where everything is tied together so it is kind of tough to write a full summary of the lecture. What I did see, I thought was very informative and interesting and I wish that I could have seen the whole speech....
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