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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 Tim D

Oct 31, 2017

Excellent course and very well explained. I am a beginner and i found it very easy to follow.

By Alvaro R L B

Oct 01, 2017

Muy bueno , brinda conceptos basicos y escenciales acerca de la fisica de particulas.

By Kannan K

Jul 27, 2020

I have learnt lot of new things and it will be helpful for my competitive exams


Aug 06, 2020

Brilliant content and just the right amount of tests to keep you interested.

By Keith D

May 29, 2019

This is an excellent course! It is well designed, presented and organized.

By J N

Oct 12, 2018

Special thank you to Martin, Anna , Mercedes and the entire courserteam

By Somyajit C

Apr 04, 2020

Great course! very detailed and the videos were quite illustrative.

By Marco G

Sep 11, 2017

Excellent course. The extra material is really enjoyable as well.


Jun 08, 2020

Very challenging, enjoyed the methodology used and content.

By Richard R R G

Oct 09, 2017

Execellent course I recommend/ excelente curso lo recomiendo

By Nupur A

May 21, 2020

the course is very good and provide good knowledge of topic

By Amitesh S

Jul 16, 2018

Best Introductory course to Particle Physics in the world!

By Dr. M D

Jun 11, 2020

Very Good Course to interpret Quantum and Nuclear Physics

By Shubham M A

May 06, 2020

The quizzess were good were somewhat difficult to solve.

By Mohammad I M

Jan 07, 2018

Really great course for potential particle physicist !

By Chethan R

Jun 17, 2019

a MUST course for particle physics professionals.

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