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About the Course

This course introduces you to subatomic physics, i.e. the physics of nuclei and particles. More specifically, the following questions are addressed: - What are the concepts of particle physics and how are they implemented? - What are the properties of atomic nuclei and how can one use them? - How does one accelerate and detect particles and measure their properties? - What does one learn from particle reactions at high energies and particle decays? - How do electromagnetic interactions work and how can one use them? - How do strong interactions work and why are they difficult to understand? - How do weak interactions work and why are they so special? - What is the mass of objects at the subatomic level and how does the Higgs boson intervene? - How does one search for new phenomena beyond the known ones? - What can one learn from particle physics concerning astrophysics and the Universe as a whole? The course is structured in eight modules. Following the first one which introduces our subject, the modules 2 (nuclear physics) and 3 (accelerators and detectors) are rather self contained and can be studied separately. The modules 4 to 6 go into more depth about matter and forces as described by the standard model of particle physics. Module 7 deals with our ways to search for new phenomena. And the last module introduces you to two mysterious components of the Universe, namely Dark Matter and Dark Energy....

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Aug 05, 2017

Challenging at first for someone with a non-traditional academic background, but thoroughly enjoyable and worth completing, if nothing but for the personal satisfaction of getting through it!


Apr 23, 2017

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.

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By Muhammad I

Jun 11, 2020

An outstading way of teaching and exam system

By dana

Jul 11, 2017

Really amazing !

Thank you for everything .

By naresh k m

May 19, 2020

This course is very good and challenging.

By Francis Z L

Nov 18, 2019

It was a perfect learning opportunity

By Brandon

Sep 06, 2019

a long overdue accomplishment


Apr 01, 2019

Very knowledgeable course....

By Abdul B

Jun 09, 2020

It is the best thing for us.

By Garry R

Apr 29, 2020

I really enjoyed this course

By Md F H S

Apr 13, 2019

Excellent way of learning.


Feb 13, 2020

Its very nice experience

By Shankara N

Apr 10, 2019

Nice course was helpful

By Ojeranti O I

Jul 29, 2020

stressful but helpful

By Teng

Jun 07, 2017

Clear physics picture.

By subhash k

Jun 19, 2017

Brilliant course....

By Aditya S

Sep 24, 2020

Amazing and helpful

By Gaurav O

May 01, 2020

Fabulously curated!

By Chris B

Mar 25, 2020

Really good course.

By Cao S S

Sep 23, 2017

Excellent course!

By Dr. S K J

May 12, 2020

Excellent course

By hassan a

Dec 05, 2017

Very Good Course

By Arko P S

Jun 28, 2020

Great Course

By Manuel H R

Jul 30, 2020

Very good.

By natchimuthu V

Sep 22, 2020

thank you

By Sunday O C

Jul 05, 2020

Very Good

By Soumil G S

Jun 20, 2020