Testimonials

  • => Very enthusiastic and entertaining to listen to.
  • => Entertaining, light hearted. I liked the inclusion of culture and history, not just the science.
  • =>This class is amazing. It made me appreciate physics so much! I'm really terrible at science but because I'm so interested in art and history this was without a doubt my favorite class this semester! Thank you so much for teaching this class.
  • => I thought your class was one of the best I've taken at Cornell and have already encouraged my friends to take the class this spring. I especially liked how you incorporated art and interesting stories about the historical figures we studied.
  • => I have particularly enjoyed your class last semester. I think it will add a lot of value to people's lives (in terms of changing their perspective) when they start to discover many laws of the universe which can be applied on a daily basis.
  • => There are a lot of Fine Arts students who need to fulfill Physical Science requirements. This class is great for Art students. It approaches Science and Physics in a creative and artistic manner, revealing the exciting possibilities of science BESIDES some calculations. I think students need to know the art of Physics.
  • => I really enjoyed your class; it's one of those rare classes where you actually take something away after the semester is over. I'm also proud to say that your class stimulated me to read a handful of other various physics/popular science books.
    • => Interesting class with a satisfactory work load!
    • => The professor was extremely enthusiastic about the subjects, which made the course more enjoyable. I enjoyed learning about the history of physics and believe that it is a very interesting way to look at a topic.
    • => I didn't like physics since I took my first one in high school. However after knowing that this class had great reputation, I gave it a try.
    • => After taking this course, I thoroughly enjoy the material taught! The professor conveys the material in an engaging and interesting way that helps me remember key concepts and experiments.
    • => Professor Padamsee was very clear and passionate about the course matter which resonated with each and every student in the lecture hall. I would definitely take another physics class with him if he were teaching it.
    • => I am so grateful for professor Padamsee for reconciling the science and humanities in this course. Maybe they have always been good friends as he portrays them in the course, but somehow many people (including myself at one point in my life) seem to have a distorted view of their relationship. Thank you for proving to us that they do get along--and get along very well indeed! And I must add--that I really loved your passion in literature and art and of course in physics. I could feel this in lectures and in your writing (book), too, which is beautifully written and was fun to read. Thank you!
    • => Sometimes the slides moved by too fast.