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Jan 18th 2017

Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering. During each week of this course, chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain the science behind the recipe.

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

Modern engineering research focuses on designing new materials and processes at the molecular level. Statistical thermodynamics provides the formalism for understanding how molecular interactions lead to the observed collective behavior at the macroscale. This course will develop a molecular-level understanding of key thermodynamic quantities like heat, work, free energy and entropy. These concepts will be applied in understanding several important engineering and biological applications.

Average: 3.6 (5 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

This course will introduce the student to contemporary Systems Biology focused on mammalian cells, their constituents and their functions. Biology is moving from molecular to modular. As our knowledge of our genome and gene expression deepens and we develop lists of molecules (proteins, lipids, ions) involved in cellular processes, we need to understand how these molecules interact with each other to form modules that act as discrete functional systems. These systems underlie core subcellular processes such as signal transduction, transcription, motility and electrical excitability. In turn these processes come together to exhibit cellular behaviors such as secretion, proliferation and action potentials.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions! This subject is an introduction to the world of chemistry. You will learn about atoms, the building blocks of everything around us. You’ll learn about how these atoms are put together to make compounds, to make most of the materials that we use every day. We’ll have some fun looking at some common types chemical reactions and finally, we’ll use our knowledge of these chemical reactions along with a new way of quantifying the world in order to be able to make powerful predictions about quantitative chemistry.

Average: 6.8 (8 votes)
Jan 2nd 2017

This is an introductory course for students with limited background in chemistry; basic concepts such as atomic and molecular structure, solutions, phases of matter, and quantitative problem solving will be emphasized with the goal of preparing students for further study in chemistry.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Aug 1st 2016

Learn about DNA structure, how atoms are bonded to make DNA molecules and the periodic table, through Nobel lectures and key scientific papers.

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Apr 19th 2016

Learn two methods used to determine molecular structures and their properties in this introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Knowing the geometrical structure of the molecules around us is one of the most important and fundamental issues in the field of chemistry. This course introduces the two primary methods used to determine the geometrical structure of molecules: molecular spectroscopy and gas electron diffraction.

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)
Mar 21st 2016

Gain a better understanding of the drug discovery process to learn how safe, effective drugs are developed and optimized.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jun 16th 2015

This introduction to biochemistry explores the molecules of life, starting at simple building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism.

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This course is an introductory chemistry course, emphasizing basic principles of atomic & molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base & redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, & catalysis. This course also introduces the chemistry of biological, inorganic, & organic molecules.

Average: 5 (9 votes)