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KT Ramesh Mini-Course – Shock and Awe: Impacts in Space, Science, and Society

May 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

An asteroid threatens Earth. An earthquake swallows a city. A blast rips through a street. Shocks surround us – whether light-years away in space or around the corner in a car crash.

Together, we engage in a visual exploration of the story of shocks in materials and in systems. We study impact craters, earthquakes, nuclear events, and the life and death of asteroids. We learn how to protect the things we hold dear from the shocks that surround us. Finally, we explore creative extensions into the visual arts, the collapse of societies, and even your morning commute.

Beginning Tuesday, May 5 at 6 pm, join KT Ramesh for four sessions, one per week, 50 minutes total. Each session will consist of a 30 minute lecture, plus a 15 minute AMA (Ask me anything).

  • Week 1: The story of shocks in science and society – some basic concepts
  • Week 2: The breaking of worlds: fracture and fatigue among the asteroids
  • Week 3: Shocks in the human world: brain injury, crash, …
  • Week 4: Extensions: the collapse of societies, and resilience to extreme events

Learn more and register for the course here.