Roy Finney holds 1st Class Honors degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Imperial College, London. After graduating in 1966, he entered the nascent mini-computer industry centered in Boston, moving to the computer software industry in the mid-eighties. He retired as president of a corporation providing proprietary application software to industrial and financial organizations.
Course Title: Robert Oppenheimer: His Life, Physics, and the Atomic Bomb (Winter Term 2019)
"Roy and Ian's talents as teachers, and their expertise and enthusiasm informed a thorough and well-rounded overview of the biography of Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb."
"The leaders were extremely well prepared. The written materials were excellent. Use of technology was good."
Course Title: Einstein's Pathway to Discovering Relativity (Fall Term 2018)
"He was supremely prepared every week. It was obvious he worked hard to bring teach us a difficult subject."
"Roy is fabulous, organized and obviously knows the topic inside and out. The power point presentation was great. Roy is a gem of a study leader."
Course Title: Quantum Mechanics — And the Remarkable Way Elementary Particles Move
"His insights on the history and physicists behind quantum theory added a lot to the overall appreciation of the content. The leader was always happy to take questions and he used graphs and illustrations to help with comprehension and focus."
"I appreciated his enthusiasm for the subject."
"Excellent. Well prepared, well presented, good class with good questions. Targeted so that those with minimal math could fully benefit, and for those with good math skills, Roy could answer their questions also."
Course Title: Relativity and why E=MC2
"Excellent because of knowledgeable, well-organized, and enthusiastic teacher."
"Leader encouraged and very open to questioning and discussion as members explored and got their heads around the concepts."