Roy Finney

Roy FinneyRoy 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. After retirement he returned to following his true passion—physics.




Grasping The Universe (Spring Term 2024)

Participant Testimonials:

The progression from class to class was well designed and organized.

Excellent course presentation.

Grasping The Universe (Spring Term 2023)

Participant Testimonials:

The audio/visuals were excellent; helped the class discussions. 

I'm always curious about space, space exploration and the science related to it. Roy was exceedingly patient when we had questions.

Reality is Not What it Seems – The Journey to Quantum Gravity (Winter Term 2020)

Participant Testimonials:

Wonderfully complex issues as suggested by the course title.

Extremely interesting and useful graphs and visuals for class material that deeply supplemented the reading

Robert Oppenheimer: His Life, Physics, and the Atomic Bomb (Winter Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

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.

Einstein's Pathway to Discovering Relativity (Fall Term 2018)

Participant Testimonials:

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.

(Spring Term '24)

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