Using Astronomy to Teach Physics

Better Physics: Let us count the ways

How can we better physics? Let us count the ways...
  • more time to do physics 
    • less administrative overhead
    • shielding from social noise
  • more modern equipment
    • computing 
    • laboratory
  • more crossing of boundaries
    • within physics
    • interdisciplinary teaching and research 
  • better communication with 
    • other physicists
    • other scientists
    • patrons -- Congress, Executive agencies, foundations, 
    • public
      • opinion shapers
      • the media
      • popularizations
    • students
Students will be the future patrons, the future scientists, and the future physicists.  Students are the future.  For better physics we need to
  • engage more students more effectively.  

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