General relativity and quantum mechanics are the most successful theories in science. But at least one is wrong. Imperial's Michael Duff outlines why M-theory is our only candidate for an ultimate theory.

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General relativity and quantum mechanics are the most successful theories in science. But at least one is wrong. Imperial's Michael Duff outlines why M-theory is our only candidate for an ultimate theory.

Oct 17th 2016

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.

Oct 3rd 2016

Chemical reactions underpin the production of pretty much everything in our modern world. But, what is the driving force behind reactions? Why do some reactions occur over geological time scales whilst others are so fast that we need femtosecond-pulsed lasers to study them? Ultimately, what is going on at the atomic level? Discover the answers to such fundamental questions and more on this course in introductory physical chemistry.

Apr 27th 2016

Learn about entanglement and Bell inequalities, representations and addition of angular momentum, and central potentials.

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.

Mar 23rd 2016

Learn about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantum dynamics and two-state systems including applications to NMR and masers.

Feb 17th 2016

Learn the foundations of quantum mechanics, including wave mechanics, spin one-half states, linear algebra and bra-ket notation of Dirac.

Feb 16th 2016

Traces Albert Einstein’s engagement with relativity, quantum mechanics, Nazism, nuclear weapons, philosophy, the arts, and technology.

Feb 9th 2016

Explore the deadliest places in the universe, from black holes to supernovae.

Nov 23rd 2015

Learn how light works at the most fundamental level: photon by photon, interacting with one atom at a time!

Sep 29th 2015

This course aims to teach quantum mechanics to anyone with a reasonable college-level understanding of physical science or engineering.

Feb 10th 2015

A course that develops the tools and the mathematical foundation needed to have a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics.

Jan 13th 2015

This course covers key topics in the use of quantum mechanics in many modern applications in science and technology, introduces core advanced concepts such as spin, identical particles, the quantum mechanics of light, the basics of quantum information, and the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and covers the major ways in which quantum mechanics is written and used in modern practice.

Mar 10th 2014

In questo corso imparerete come la fisica del XX secolo, con la Relatività e la Meccanica Quantistica, abbia cambiato la nostra visione del mondo.