Who is this class for: This course is aimed at people who have a basic education in physics, especially classical mechanics and electrodynamics. Basic notions of special relativity and quantum mechanics may also be useful, although we give short reminders of these tools. The ideal background would be that of a 3rd year student in any scientific discipline.


Created by:   University of Geneva

  • Martin Pohl

    Taught by:    Martin Pohl, Professeur ordinaire

    Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire

  • Mercedes Paniccia

    Taught by:    Mercedes Paniccia, Collaboratrice scientifique

    Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire

  • Anna Sfyrla

    Taught by:    Anna Sfyrla, Assistant Professor

    Nuclear and Particle Physics
CommitmentWe estimate the workload for this course to be about 11 weeks of study with 3 to 4 hours/week, depending on your usage of the optional material.
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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3.9 stars
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Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 of 8 ratings

Very interesting course. Quite difficult to pass week 6 due to a question on w boson quark transformation. Couldnt find answers in sylabus. Maybe just me. Overall excellant course.

The instructors are very knowledgeable and lectures contain a lot of valuable information. I'm enjoying the mixture of basics and detail, plus the field trips to LHC and a tokamac. There's a fair amount of work required, but I appreciate that. There's also plenty of activity in the discussion forums.

I notice that some students have complained about having to pay attention to the lectures. This course is possibly not a good choice for anyone who wants to be spoon fed.

The course was really amazing. Enjoyed & learnt a lot & was privileged to learn from such reputed teachers.

For me it was for eye opening into the world that is smaller than us and the principles that control that make the universe what it is.