We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang and brought order to the Universe. Yet we still do not know how ordinary matter (atoms) survived against total annihilation by Anti-Matter. The expansion of the Universe started acceleration about 7 billion years ago and the Universe is being ripped apart. The culprit is Dark Energy, a mysterious energy multiplying in vacuum. I will present evidence behind these startling discoveries and discuss what we may learn in the near future.
This course offers two learning paths: Basic Track and Advanced Track. The difference between these two tracks is the level of homework exercises. Students can choose either track according to your interest, motivation and prerequisite knowledge and skills. Also, you can just audit the course, if you feel problem sets are too hard.
The class consists of lecture videos, homework exercises and a final exam.