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May 26, 2022

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

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Michael Littman, study leader

Michael Littman is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and Director of Undergraduate Studies in his Department.  He joined the Princeton Faculty in 1979 as Assistant Professor.  His degrees are in physics.  He received an AB degree from Brandeis University in 1972.  His PhD is from MIT received in 1977.  He was postdoctoral associate at MIT from 1977-1979.  Prof. Littman is an experimentalist working in several areas including atomic spectroscopy, tunable laser design, parallel computer design, space telescope design, and recently STEM education.  For the past 10 years he has been studying the research and teaching devices used by Prof. Joseph Henry at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in the early 19th century.  Prof. Littman teaches courses in a variety of areas including automatic controls, mechatronics, experimental methods, history of engineering, engineering projects in community service, and a freshman seminar on the art and science of motorcycle design.  Prof. Littman is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and in 2010 he received the OSA Paul Forman Award in recognition for his designs of tunable lasers.  In 2015, he was the recipient of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) award for distinguished teaching.

Join your fellow Princetonians for a unique seven-night voyage across the pristine natural beauty of Norway’s mighty fjords and the mist-enshrouded peaks of Scotland.

The legacies of Viking and Celtic clans are entwined in each civilizations’ rich cultural traditions and compelling archaeological heritage. Cruise into ports accessible only by small ship on this exceptional seven-night itinerary from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the Five-Star Le Dumont-D’urville, with a private balcony in all suites and staterooms. Discover the beauty of Norway during a visit to Bergen’s Old Wharf and a specially arranged ride on the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Cross the sea to Scotland and enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into the beautiful glens of the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Glenfinnan, Glencoe and the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle. See the Orkney Islands’ Neolithic monuments—the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, both UNESCO World Heritage sites—and the Shetland Islands’ 5000-year-old prehistoric site of Jarlshof. End your adventure in sophisticated Glasgow.

Pre-and post-cruise extensions will be available in both Norway and Scotland for those wanting to take a deeper dive into these awe-inspiring countries. Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined by participants from like-minded institutions.


Brochures are not yet available. By depositing now through the pre-registration process, you are guaranteed a spot on the trip. Contact Princeton Journeys at (609) 258-8686 or to save your space today.

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