Professor Lawrence Weinstein, Ph.D.

Professor Lawrence Weinstein
  • Old Dominion University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The philosopher's stone of the alchemists turns out to be the nucleus, involving forces much greater than anything in chemistry.

Lawrence Weinstein is a Professor of Physics at Old Dominion University (ODU) and a researcher at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his doctorate in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Weinstein’s research involves electron scattering to study the structure of the nucleus and proton.

Among his many awards, Professor Weinstein received the ODU Teaching with Technology Award, was named University Professor for his outstanding teaching, and received the A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award from ODU, the George B. Pegram Award for Excellence in Physics Education in the Southeast from the American Physical Society, and the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. In recognition of his research, Professor Weinstein was named an Eminent Scholar, a distinction reserved for only four percent of the ODU faculty, and he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Professor Weinstein is the author of Guesstimation (with John Adam) and Guesstimation 2.0, about techniques for finding approximate solutions to any problem. He has coauthored more than 200 publications in professional journals, with more than 10,000 citations. He has given more than 110 professional presentations, in addition to more than 75 talks and physics demonstrations for community groups, high schools, and middle schools.

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  1. Nuclear Physics Explained

    Nuclear Physics Explained

    Lawrence Weinstein
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    Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how nuclear bombs and reactors work, the uses of radiation for cancer treatment and medical imaging, what makes some forms of radiation dangerous, plus you tour a linear accelerator.
  2. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & Foundations of Organic Chemistry Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & Foundations of Organic Chemistry

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Examine two of the most fundamental sciences with this enlightening two-course set. Discover how Einstein’s equation unlocks the energy of the atomic nucleus—for bombs, reactors, medical treatments, and scores of other uses in Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works. Then, investigate the role of carbon in organic molecules as you embark on a tour of the development and application of the discipline of...
  3. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Theory of Everything Set on sale

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Theory of Everything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $459.90 Starting at $60.00 $539.90 $60.00$539.90
    Take a deep dive into some complex scientific concepts with this illuminating two-course set. Start by learning the basics of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and nuclear medicine in Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, join the Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) on a journey to discover a single equation that explains all physical reality with The Theory of Everything: The Quest to...
  4. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Science of Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Energy is the engine that fuels civilization and this two-course set will introduce you to the fundamentals of this resource. Learn the basics of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and nuclear medicine with Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, get an unbiased investigation into the energy sources that power our world with The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained.
  5. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Nature of Matter Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Nature of Matter

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Study how both the physical matter and energy of the universe is at your command with this two-course set. Learn how radioactivity happens, how it’s harnessed, and how worried you should be with Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, discover how matter behaves with The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World.
  6. (Set) Introduction to Astrophysics & Nuclear Physics Explained Set

    (Set) Introduction to Astrophysics & Nuclear Physics Explained

    Lawrence Weinstein
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    This two-course set will take physics to the next level as you dig into areas not usually covered in traditional science courses. Start with the stars, black holes, galaxies, and the Big Bang as explained in Introduction to Astrophysics. Then, cover the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in the field with Nuclear Physics Explained.
  7. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & Physics and Our Universe Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & Physics and Our Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.90 Starting at $764.90 $894.90 $764.90$894.90
    Discover the beauty and simplicity of science's most fundamental branch in this spectacular two-course set. Explore the atomic nucleus and discover the powerful forces locked within it with Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, take a deep dive into how the universe behaves at every scale, from the subatomic to the extragalactic with Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works.