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Professor Steven Pollock, Ph.D.

Professor Steven Pollock
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Stanford University
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I feel inspired by Michael Faraday (in 1857!): 'When a mathematician has arrived at his conclusions, may they not be expressed in … common language? Would it not be a great boon?... I think it must be so.'

Dr. Steven Pollock is Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his master's degree and Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. Prior to taking his position at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Pollock was a senior researcher at the National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics. In 2013, Professor Pollock was honored with a U.S. Professor of the Year award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is also the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the University of Coloradoπs Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award. He has taught a wide variety of physics courses at all levels, from introductory physics to advanced nuclear and particle physics, with an intriguing recent foray into the physics of energy and the environment. Professor Pollock is the author of the multimedia textbook Physics I. He became a Pew/Carnegie National Teaching Scholar in 2001, and is a member of the American Physical Society-Nuclear Physics Division and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He has presented both nuclear physics research and his scholarship on teaching at numerous conferences, seminars, and colloquia.

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"If I would have had a teacher like Professor Pollock when I was young, I would have been an astronaut now instead of a locomotive mechanic. What enthusiasm he brings!"

 

"Professor Pollock made the weird world of sub-nuclear particles understandable without talking down to us. An excellent lecture series!"

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17 Courses and Sets

  1. Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Steven Pollock
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, Professor Steven Pollock translates the language of the remarkable science that, in only 100 years, has unlocked the secrets of the basic forces of nature. You will become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up all matter, from the tiniest microbe to the sun and stars. You will also learn the "rules of the game"—the forces the...
  2. Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Steven Pollock
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Classical physics is about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience. You already know more physics than you think, says award-winning science educator Steven Pollock. He discusses brilliant thinkers Galileo, Newton, Faraday, and Maxwell to show you that classical physics is an elegant...
  3. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  4. (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years  Set

    (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,929.60 Starting at $1,929.60 $1,929.60 $1,929.60$1,929.60
    Science, more than any other field of human study, is home to lightning-fast changes with the power to instantly revolutionize our understanding of the universe. So what are the scientific ideas that will occupy headlines and news stories for the next 100 years? What effects will they have on the way you think about—and live in—the world around you? The courses featured in this special section are your...
  5. (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists  Set

    (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Peer into the dark and infinitely small corners of our universe in these two eye-opening science courses. A theoretical physicist tells the absorbing story of dark matter and dark energy—the two most eagerly studied subjects in astronomy and particle physics today—in Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe. Then, unlock the secrets of the universe with Particle Physics for Non-Physicists:...
  6. (Set) Great Ideas of Classical Physics & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Classical Physics & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Gain a wealth of insights into the worlds of classical physics and statistics. In Great Ideas of Classical Physics, Professor Steven Pollock takes you step by step through the landmark concepts that helped make sense of gravity, light, heat, and other phenomena involved in your everyday experiences. Get an equally absorbing introduction to statistics with Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear—the perfect...
  7. (Set) Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos  Set

    (Set) Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Plunge into some of the most revolutionary—and even mind-bending—concepts and topics in contemporary physics with this fascinating two-course set. In Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge, probe the nature of the impossible from many points of view and discover that hovering over a black hole, trying to reverse the flow of time, and other adventures make for an excellent education in the laws of nature....
  8. (Set) Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos  Set

    (Set) Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Uncover the hidden beauty and intricate details of the particle world with this intriguing two-course set. In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up matter, the ways these particles interact, and the field's great discoveries and pioneers. Then, in String Theory: The DNA of Reality, embark on an unforgettable scientific adventure...
  9. (Set) My Favorite Universe/Particle Physics Set

    (Set) My Favorite Universe/Particle Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $454.90 Starting at $454.90 $454.90 $454.90$454.90
  10. (Set) Particle Physics for Non-Physicists & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution  Set

    (Set) Particle Physics for Non-Physicists & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate awe-inspiring concepts in modern physics with two expert scientists. In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists, get an accessible look at the quantum world of quarks, neutrinos, and other basic forces of the universe. In Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition, grasp the fascinating concepts of relativity and quantum physics in a way that any...
  11. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Great Ideas of Classical Physics  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate some of science's most groundbreaking ideas with this accessible two-course set delivered by a pair of engaging professors. The Darwinian Revolution introduces you to the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas on evolution, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the sea change in human thought that resulted. Great Ideas of Classical Physics takes you step by step through the landmark...
  12. Biology; Einstein's Relativity Set

    Biology; Einstein's Relativity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $3,384.65 Starting at $3,384.65 $3,384.65 $3,384.65$3,384.65
    Rediscover the intellectual joy and wonder that lies at the heart of science with this comprehensive seven-course set. You'll never look at a blade of grass or a star in the sky in the same way again. In Joy of Science, get a clear overview of the key principles underneath all of modern science. In Great Ideas of Classical Physics, journey step by step through the landmark concepts that help us make sense of the...
  13. (Set) Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos  Set

    (Set) Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Embark on a rewarding and richly illustrated journey to the largest and smallest corners of the known universe with this fascinating two-course set. First, decipher grand cosmological mysteries such as dark matter, cosmic inflation, and the birth of galaxies in Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe. Then, become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up all the matter around you in Particle...
  14. (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy,  Superstring Theory & Particle Physics   Set

    (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Superstring Theory & Particle Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.85 Starting at $764.85 $764.85 $764.85$764.85
    Uncover answers to the mysteries and secrets of our universe and our physical reality in three riveting courses. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe explores two of the most eagerly studied subjects in modern cosmology. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality is a pointed look at inconceivably tiny filaments of vibrating energy with staggering implications for our understanding of the universe....
  15. (Set) Great Ideas of Classical Physics & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution  Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Classical Physics & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists  Set

    (Set) Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Let two award-winning professors take you on an enlightened journey through some of the universe's most profound—and smallest—scientific mysteries. Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World gives you the logical tools you need to grasp the paradoxes and astonishing insights contained in the particle world. Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos introduces you to the...
  17. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.