Bill Miniscalco

Course Leader Bio

I have a PhD in physics and spent decades doing basic and applied research.  However, I have always had a strong interest in history and literature, to which I now devote more time than to science.  I find ancient history particularly fascinating and enjoy visiting archaeological sites, the older the better.  One thing I find intriguing is how, despite vast changes in technology and knowledge, similar the social, economic, and political behavior of people has been over millennia.  This is part of my motivation for developing this course.  Among my non-academic interests are travelling to interesting places and high-performance driving on race tracks.