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The Science Institute 2017

Drawing on fifty years of experience helping people study science from original texts through discussion and hands-on experiment, each session is a week-long intensive immersion in landmark topics and texts, with twice daily, two-hour seminars, morning and afternoon, centered around discussion between participants. The sessions will be led by Peter Pesic, and other members of the St. John’s College faculty.

These sessions are open to all who want to go more deeply into the questions raised by science and mathematics, including teachers, students, and serious learners.

Three seminar offerings that run concurrently with Summer Classics. Two sessions daily 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

July 2-7

Infinity in Mathematics from Zeno to Hilbert

Philip Lecuyer and Peter Pesic

July 9-14

Alan M. Turing: Computation, Machines, and the Limits of Thought

Grant Franks and Alan Zeitlin

July 16-21

In Defense of Flora: An Exploration of the Hidden World of Plants

Greg Schneider and Linda Wiener

Mr. Pesic, tutor emeritus and musician-in-residence, is the director of The Science Institute at St. John’s College, Santa Fe.