The University of Tokyo
From the Big Bang to Dark Energy
The University of Tokyo

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Hitoshi Murayama

Instructor: Hitoshi Murayama

4.8

(3,496 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
31 hours to complete
3 weeks at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • How the Universe began with daily life experience, and learn the techniques/findings in modern physics that provide us this understanding

  • Birth of elements and Higgs Boson

  • Dark matter and anti-matter—some of the more mysterious sides of the Universe

  • Dark energy, inflation, and the possible fates of our Universe

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There are 4 modules in this course

Understanding the Universe in which we live and how to probe it can begin with simple daily life experiences such as night and day and the four seasons. Starting from these observations, we will take a journey from our local Earth at the present time all the way to the edge of the universe and back to its birth, learning the techniques and findings in modern physics that provide us this understanding.

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12 videos3 readings14 quizzes

We are made of chemical elements. So one of the fundamental questions “where do we come from?” leads to another question: “how were elements born?”. This is related to the Higgs Boson, an important particle in answering this question which remained elusive until its discovery was recently announced on July 4, 2012. In this module, we will learn recent research outcomes on these topics.

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9 videos11 quizzes

In this module, we will learn about dark matter and anti-matter -- some of the more mysterious sides of the Universe. We know dark matter played an important role in the formation of stars and galaxies, but much of properties are still unknown to us. In another strange mystery, we will see how the beginning of the universe started with equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, yet somehow only matter (which we are composed of!) survived.

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8 videos1 reading11 quizzes

At the very beginning, the Universe exponentially expanded during a period known as the cosmic inflation. Recent studies suggested that the Universe has entered into another stage of expansion, considered to be caused by 'mysterious' dark energy. In this module, we will learn about inflation, dark energy, and the possible fates of our Universe.

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17 videos1 reading9 quizzes

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Hitoshi Murayama
The University of Tokyo
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