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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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Mar 26, 2021

Way hard if you are not a science major! But the challenge is interesting. A quick advice : Refer to the slides if you find the accents too hard to understand.\n\nThank you for the great course!

Aug 4, 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!

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By Francis Z L

Nov 18, 2019

It was a perfect learning opportunity

By Jordan E

Oct 8, 2020

amazing course thank you so much

By Brandon

Sep 6, 2019

a long overdue accomplishment


Mar 31, 2019

Very knowledgeable course....

By Abdul B

Jun 9, 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.

By durga -

Feb 12, 2020

Its very nice experience

By Shankara N

Apr 9, 2019

Nice course was helpful

By Ojeranti O I

Jul 29, 2020

stressful but helpful

By Teng

Jun 6, 2017

Clear physics picture.


Jan 9, 2021

amazing experience!!!

By subhash k

Jun 19, 2017

Brilliant course....

By Aditya S

Sep 24, 2020

Amazing and helpful

By Gaurav O

May 1, 2020

Fabulously curated!

By Chris B

Mar 25, 2020

Really good course.

By Cao S S

Sep 23, 2017

Excellent course!

By Dr.S S

Jun 21, 2021

Excellent Course

By Dr. S K J

May 11, 2020

Excellent course

By hassan a

Dec 5, 2017

Very Good Course

By Raphael G C

Jan 7, 2021

Awesome course!

By Arko P S

Jun 28, 2020

Great Course

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Oct 5, 2020


By Manuel H R

Jul 29, 2020

Very good.

By natchimuthu V

Sep 22, 2020

thank you