Category Archives: Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

A Tribute to the Inventor of Quarks, Prof. Murray Gell-Mann

The Life and Fundamental Physics Contributions of Prof. Murray Gell-Mann We mourn the passing of the greatest theoretical physicist of the modern era, Prof. Murray Gell-Mann of Caltech.  He passed on May 24, 2019 at the age of 89.   … Continue reading

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Celebrating My 500th Blog Article

Celebrating My 500th Blog Article I am taking a moment to celebrate having posted 500 articles over the last six years, starting in April 2011. While I am not yet getting a Pulitzer, I have to thank my wife, Joan, … Continue reading

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Math of the 2016 Election

This article contains the pdf of the lecture that I am giving to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine, on Dec. 6, 2016.  It started as the math hidden in the primaries, but got delayed until after the … Continue reading

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OLLI UCI Course on Life in the Universe Showing James Bullock’s Lectures

I am presenting four of James Bullock’s Lectures on Life in the Universe to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institiute at UC Irvine.  The lectures are on YouTube, and I included the four in my “Life in the Universe” playlist. My … Continue reading

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Lecture on US and Russian Natural Gas and World Impacts

This is the part of my Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) lecture on US and Russian Natural Gas and their World Impacts.  It contains impacts on Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and China and Middle East reserves as well.  I want to … Continue reading

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Comparison of a Honda Civic Natural Gas Car with a Gasoline Honda Civic, and two Electric Hybrid Cars

  We compare the price, fuel economy, cost and mileage range of a Honda Civic Natural Gas car with a gasoline Honda Civic, a Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius Hybrid. The table is formed from www.fueleconomy.gov, from the … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning is a Bargain

This is explanation of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI), and a comparison of the costs of our classes to that of a UC public university.  I realize the purposes of the universities and costs are quite different, and will comment … Continue reading

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My Talks on Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann to OLLI

I gave talks on “The Physicists Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann” to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine.  I tried to explain their physics contributions in simple terms and pictures, and show their genius in finding the simple and intuitive … Continue reading

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