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Buddha to Bernoulli: Teaching Physics to Monks and Nuns

 A Cal Poly professor and a group of monks outside in the mountains looking at a piece of paper on a table.
Click on the album above to view the full-size images of Bhutanese monks and nuns studying science.

 

Working with the nonprofit organization Science for Monks and Nuns, physics Professor Stamatis Vokos taught an enthusiastic group of beginning science students in Trashigang, Bhutan — Buddhist monastics from the Rangjung Monastery and other monasteries in the area.

View the full-size images to see monks and nuns debate the motion of Sun across the sky or explore atmospheric pressure.


 

Read more about Cal Poly in Asia in Soil Ambassador to the World

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