Wednesday, February 19
Join us for a lecture with Dr. Mike Bergman, Emily H. Fisher Professor of Physics at Bard College at Simon's Rock, entitled "Paradigms and plate tectonics, what took so long?" The talk is presented as part of the Spring 2020 History and Philosophy of Science Lecture Series. Bergman will draw from Thomas S. Khun’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions, relating it to his own field of dynamics of the earth’s core, as well as provide a general overview of history and philosophy of science and its relation to the liberal arts.
About the speaker:
Dr. Mike Bergman is the recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and NATO. He has published papers, some with student coauthors, in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Journal of Crystal Growth. Dr. Bergman has been a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at the École normale supérieure de Lyon in France. He is the Instructor in Volcanology with the Tropical Studies Signature Program on Montserrat and has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 1994.
The lecture will run for one hour, followed by up to 30 minutes for a Q&A, and is free and open to the public.