Presentations and lectures by Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett
- Video of panel discussion with Professor Al Bartlett and former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm on energy, the population taboo, economics and environmentalism at the 2009 ASPO-USA conference on peak oil.
- Arithmetic, Population and Energy: Sustainability 101 - a celebrated lecture by Albert A. Bartlett (2002). You can watch the video or listen to audio track. Transcripts are also available.
- Congressional Testimony on Energy Policy (May 3, 2001).
- Professor Al Bartlett talk at the ASPO peak oil conference in Denver (November 10, 2005). (6 minute audio). (Also see his interview at the event).
- 1981 Robert A. Millikan Lecture, Steven's Point, Wisconsin (June 17, 1981) Are we overlooking something?, Published in the American Journal of Physics (December 1981; Volume 49, Issue 12). The Robert A Millikan Medal recognizes those who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to physics education. The following is an excerpt from Professor Bartlett's lecture, Are we overlooking something?
"In recent decades great strides have been made in advancing the analytical level and content of introductory college physics for scientists and engineers. In order to accommodate these advances, 'nonessential' or 'less essential' materials may be sidetracked, de-emphasized, or omitted. Perhaps the most common candidates for characterization as nonessential are the elementary examples and applications of physics from the world of everyday experience. Although mature physicists see great beauty and understanding in analysis, a heavy classroom emphasis on mathematical analysis may give students the impression that the sole goal of elementary physics is the development of the skills of abstract analysis. Analysis is essential! But if our students are to become more than mere analysts, we must share with them some of the fun, fascination, and understanding that can be found in the physics of everyday phenomena, in the applications of physics in other disciplines, and in the interface between science and society. Examples the author has found to be useful are given."
(©1981 American Association of Physics Teachers)
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