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Understanding Modern Physics I: Relativity and Cosmology (Coursera)

The 20th century was known as the century of physics. In the past 120 years, concepts such as space, time, energy, entropy and particles were understood to much deeper levels. New paradigms of thinking such as relativity and quantum mechanics emerged. This course is the first course in the [...]
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Introduction into General Theory of Relativity (Coursera)

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. The introduction is based on the consideration of many practical generic examples in various [...]
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Analyzing the Universe (Coursera)

Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae. We will analyze energy spectra and time series data to understand how these incredible objects work. [...]
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Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (Coursera)

Sep 27th 2021
Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (Coursera)
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What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this [...]
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The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community (Coursera)

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. [...]
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The Evolving Universe (Coursera)

Sep 20th 2021
The Evolving Universe (Coursera)
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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.
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Mysteries Of The Universe (FutureLearn)

Discover how more than ninety per cent of the universe is a mystery, and expand your knowledge of cosmology and astronomy. Investigate the most mysterious and fascinating aspects of the universe The more we learn about how the universe works, the more we realise how much we don’t know. What [...]
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Introduction to Astrophysics (edX)

Learn about the physical phenomena at play in astronomical objects and link theoretical predictions to observations. How can we study the Universe we live in using the only available information it provides us with: light ?
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Astrophysics: Exploring Exoplanets (edX)

Explore the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course. The discovery of exoplanets is one of the greatest revolutions in modern astrophysics. Twenty years ago, we had no idea whether any of the countless stars out there beyond our solar system had [...]
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The Discovery of the Higgs Boson (FutureLearn)

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe. The discovery of a new fundamental particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is the latest step in a long quest seeking to answer one of physics’ most enduring questions: [...]
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