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FSU to Offer Prize-Winning "Physics and Metaphysics" Course in Spring '04

Frostburg State University will offer "Physics and Metaphysics," an award-winning, team-taught course exploring the links between ancient Asian metaphysics and modern physics, during the spring 2004 semester.

Taught by English professor Dr. Paul La Chance and physics professor Dr. George Plitnik, the course won a worldwide $10,000 Science and Religion Course Competition from the Templeton Foundation in 2000. They further incorporated more of the latest research in this new field of the science-religion interface into the course following their attendance at conferences on "God and Time" at Oxford University and "Science and Spirituality" at Harvard University and after receiving an additional developmental grant.

The interdisciplinary course, Physical Science (PHSC) 444, examines concepts of reality proposed by Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg and other physicists, and by Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Hui Neng and other ancient philosophers. It has no math or lab component, and it only requires students who can read and think well. It will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Compton Science Center.

For more information, contact Plitnik at (301) 687-4159 or La Chance at (301) 687-4225. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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