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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....

Top reviews

VL
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!

MH
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 Fethi O Ö

Dec 11, 2017

Great course by coursera.It was nice try to understand subatomic World.Don't need to know good maths.Language was enough to understand the subjects.hanks fo University Geneva and Martin Pohl, Mercedes Paniccini,Anna Sfyrla.

By Bob R

Jan 28, 2018

Excellent course in you are interested in learning, or improving your knowledge, about fundamental particles and forces and their interactions. You might want to brush up a bit on your math skill

By K R K

Dec 18, 2020

It is interesting but complicated. Most of the calculations and formulas go over my head. But I recommend this course to anyone who is a physics enthusiast.

By rujuta j

Jun 21, 2020

it was a great course ! a lot of information was studies and the professors were great!! do recommend it 100%. some more detailing could have been done.

By Devak G

Mar 28, 2017

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.

By Norberto G R M

May 23, 2017

Thank you very much for your effort to make this course.It was a difficult trip, but for the knowledge received, it was worth it.

By Noëlie C

Mar 27, 2018

Parfois trop rapide. Les questions du quizz sont trop précises sur certains aspects qui n'ont été que survolés dans les vidéos.

By Ajinkya G

Apr 25, 2017

Not really introductory to people with very little background or familiarity with the field, but the notes are very good.

By Sophie F

Jul 17, 2020

Very good course, but a bit long and can be boring at times but you learn a lot of interesting things. Would recommend

By Austin L

Nov 30, 2020

Could use more quiz questions using the math taught in the course. However really good at getting the ideas across.

By Muhammad F

Mar 12, 2019

That's really a nice course. I have learn a lot about the particle physics. which helpful in MPhIL program.

By Harshdeep S

Jan 20, 2020

A lot of room for improvement is there, but it was a pretty good and detailed course in particle physics.

By David D

Nov 8, 2020

It was a nice overview of an extremely broad subject and provides ample fodder for additional research.

By Chu D

Sep 27, 2020

Although some of the studying materials cannot be downloaded, it is still a good course to join.

By Yokesh S

Dec 11, 2020

Many videos were hard to follow, mostly because of the language and accent of the instructor.

By Harshit A

Oct 23, 2020

Content was good but the way of explaining was not up to the mark.

Content- 5/5

Teaching- 3/5

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Apr 12, 2018

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By Gustavo P

Oct 8, 2017

This course is quite good, I liked it a lot and learnt a lot from it.

By Anirudh S

Mar 6, 2019

The number of questions should be increased in every section!

By Prasanna K S

Dec 4, 2020

Really set of amazing series of lectures. Nicely explained.

By Sahil A

Aug 9, 2019

It would be great if there were numerical problems

By Saphilous S

Jun 18, 2019

French accent of the tutors is a bit troubling

By Мясников В А

Jun 9, 2020

french accent of mercedes is not that good

By Ayan B

Sep 28, 2020

The course is very informative indeed.

By Richard K

Jul 7, 2018

Fast paced but informative.