David Bliss

Profession Before Retirement

Researcher, Materials Science, developing crystal growth technology for lasers, computers, and optical detectors.

Interests & Pursuits

    History of science, early music, hiking, and studying nature

    Courses Taught at HILR

    • The Fall of the Roman Empire
    • Continental Drift: the Theory of Alfred Wegener
    • Manmade Materials

    A Few of My Favorite HILR Courses

    • Music of Franz Schubert
    • Economic Theory
    • Roman History
    • Courses on British novelists

    Activities at HILR

    • Musical productions
    • Nature walks

    What I Value about HILR

    I love HILR for the opportunity to explore the parts of our culture that I was never able to delve into during my professional life. I enjoy exploring literature and art, as well as history and science. It has opened a world of ideas and thoughts that were inaccessible to me in my work life. Many of the best courses require intensive reasoning and deep thought.