Guide to the Cosmos
the Wonders of our Universe
UCLA 2012 Class Student Feedback
Robert was able to bring a huge amount (for me) of new information into
my learning zone! His visual images are amazing.
course was excellent! Challenging, informative, interesting and
content and materials were outstanding, very organized and very nicely
presented. The color slide were magnificent! The content was a
wonderful challenge, the information mind-changing. The instructor made
it easier to understand.
a PhD. in electromagnetic theory (UCLA 1969), I found the material
extremely well organized and comprehensive with respective to the
description of the class. A perfect blend of easy to understand
material along with aspects that challenged me with my "advantaged"
course covered a vast amount of material, but it was so well presented
and beautifully organized it did NOT feel overwhelming.
cosmos is always such a fascinating topic and my expectations were met
and even beyond. Everyone should take this exciting course by this
presenter because he is so knowledgeable and has great visual aids. The
course is well organized and offers reviews every week to refresh our
memory. I couldn't say enough.
this is not my field, I learned a great deal by virtue of the skill of
exceeded my expectations.
course was challenging and in light of my unfamiarity with the subject,
it could easily have been over my head. But the instructor's skill at
presenting all the material in a clear, understandable fashion overcame
any difficulties. The question about organization and breadth of
material is almost simplistic, since any topic he teaches is
well-organized and neither too broad nor too narrow.
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had 12 on this scale I would mark
it. He was superb.
material is challenging but very interesting and very well presented. I
didn't know anything about physics and I have learned a lot. Dr.
Piccioni is a gifted presenter and his powerpoint presentation is
great. He reviews the material so it is easier to comprehend and he
answers every question. He makes a difficult subject understandable and
makes me want to learn more.
having a scientific background, I was challenged by the material, but
it was a wonderful challenge. I learned so much and want to know more
and more. The course was well organized and reading the chapters of the
instructor's book that pertained to the weekly lectures really helped.
Now I want to go back and read again. The course was originally
supposed to be an 8-week course, but was cut to a 6-week course. I wish
it had gone the whole 8 weeks, it was so interesting.
of the best courses I have ever taken. The material was comprehensive
and stimulating, and challenging to learn more about the subject.
presentations - Would definately like to see this instructor teach
other courses at UCLA. Robert is so knowledgeable and his delightful
humor makes this difficult material an absolute treat.
Robert Piccione is an outstanding instructor with an unusual ability to
explain extremely complex and not-so-intuitive concepts in an
understandable manner. He has great patience in answering questions
from his audience.
Piccioni is outstanding. It is amazing how he can make physics based
information understandable to the common folk. He has a wonderful
presentation style, a good sense of humor and is brilliant in his
field. Get more classes and instructors like this!!!
of the best! Instructor handled questions well and seemed receptive
even to tangential queries. See above comments. Clearly an expert in
his field. I can't wait to take another course with him!
Piccioni is an incredibly good presenter, teaching complicated
principles of physics to lay people like us to explain the complex
world of the universe. He is open to any questions with respect to the
simplest to the complex questions. He is amazingly kind and adds humor
instructor who didn't "talk down" to class members, but made the
subject matter as understandable as possible to a lay person like
knowledge of physics/cosmology is outstanding. It is difficult to
imagine anyone knowing more than he does. But even more impressive is
his ability to communicate his knowledge to lay people. Particularly
impressive is (a) his instant appreciation of the sometimes challenging
questions along with answers that were as understandable as his
prepared material and (b) his technique of thoroughly reviewing
material that had previously been covered, which aided not only my
ability to recall but also to understand.
professor certainly knew his subject matter and delivered his
presentations clearly with pictures and visual data. He also had a good
sense of humor.
is the second course I've taken with Dr. Piccioni and, as with the
first one, this was superbly taught. Dr. Piccioni is an extremely
knowledgeable, gifted teacher, who is able to explain difficult
concepts clearly. He is engaging, affable, and very well organized, a
definite asset for the Osher program.
instructor scored 150%. He covered the material and made a difficult
subject comprehensible- and included a great sense of humor as needed.
I would probably take any course he offered to teach.
class exceeded my expectations. I have a Ph.D., thus have spent many
hours in classes. Dr Piccioni is the best instructor I have ever
encountered. He knows his information so well he could teach it to
anyone. I am sorry this class is over.
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of the best lecturers I have
encountered in my career of 40 years as a scientist/engineer.