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Feb 20th 2017

What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Feb 13th 2017

This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
Feb 13th 2017

Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future. This course investigates Berry’s life and thought in relation to the Journey of the Universe project.

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Feb 6th 2017

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Feb 2nd 2017

Ce cours décrit les principaux concepts physiques utilisés en astrophysique. Il est proposé à l'EPFL aux étudiants de 2eme année de Bachelor en physique.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Jan 31st 2017

What is reality? Explore how physics and philosophy have changed our perspective on the nature of the universe, matter, and mind over time. How much can we know of the physical world? Can we know everything? Or are there fundamental limits to how much we can explain? If there are limits, to what extent can we explain the nature of physical reality? RealityX investigates the limits of knowledge and what we can and cannot know of the world and ourselves.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Jan 30th 2017

General Theory of Relativity or the theory of relativistic gravitation is the one which describes black holes, gravitational waves and expanding Universe. The goal of the course is to introduce you into this theory.

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Nov 14th 2016

Discover the ultimate origin of all chemical elements essential for life. Explore the Big Bang through Nobel Lectures and scientific papers in part 2 of Life in the Universe. This course will start with the nuclear structure of atoms and discuss the creation of hydrogen in the big bang universe and the fusion of hydrogen to make heavier elements in stars. Three pillars of the big bang cosmology will be elaborated.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
May 10th 2016

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe. This course covers cosmology – the study of our entire universe. Where did the universe come from? How will it end? What is the nature of space and time? For the first time in human history, we can give precise, reliable answers to many cosmological questions, thanks to a spectacular series of recent breakthroughs.

Average: 5.9 (9 votes)
Mar 8th 2016

La gravité, qu’est-ce que c’est ? Le thème, si présent ces temps derniers dans les films d’Hollywood, est le fil rouge entre des concepts aussi intrigants que le Big Bang, les trous noirs, l’énergie sombre, l’espace-temps, les ondes gravitationnelles, l’expansion de l’Univers.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Oct 19th 2015

Explore the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
May 4th 2015

Astrophysique, astronomie et cosmologie étudient étoiles, trous noirs, Big Bang... Nous tenterons de répondre aux interrogations fondamentales sur les origines des planètes, des étoiles, des galaxies et de l'Univers.

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Feb 3rd 2015

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe.

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Jan 6th 2015

An introduction to the modern extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, the physical universe, big bang, formation and evolution of galaxies, quasars, and large-scale structure.

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From Zeno to Gödel, philosophers and mathematicians have grappled with the infinite. Prize-winning mathematician Professor Peter Cameron proposes that infinity itself may be an illusion.

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The microscopic quantum world of fermions and bosons is a far cry from the grand expansion of the universe, yet they are connected. CERN’s John Ellis offers an account of what physicists do and don’t know.

Average: 4.2 (5 votes)