Professor Trefil Interviewed on Big Picture Science Radio Show

Robinson Professor of Physics James Trefil was recently interviewed on the Big Picture Science radio show, hosted by the SETI Institute about his new book, Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond.  Starting with our own solar system, the book then travels outward to the edge of the universe, stopping at important stages along the Read more about Professor Trefil Interviewed on Big Picture Science Radio Show[…]

Scientific Literacy: A Modest Proposal

Robinson Professors Robert Hazen and James Trefil co-authored a chapter for a book titled Science and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education. The title of their chapter is “Scientific Literacy: A Modest Proposal.”  Their “modest proposal for achieving scientific literacy recommends reaching out to non-science majors with courses that place science–in its Read more about Scientific Literacy: A Modest Proposal[…]

Pom-Poms and Protons: Promoting Science with 76ers Cheerleaders

Jim Trefil is all about bringing the wonders of the way our natural world works to the general public. And if it takes cheerleaders to get his message across, then so be it. Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, has built his career on bridging the gap between science and society, but this newest project — Read more about Pom-Poms and Protons: Promoting Science with 76ers Cheerleaders[…]