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Astro 101: Black Holes (Coursera)

What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really [...]
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Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space (Coursera)

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.
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Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity (Coursera)

In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905. Our goal will be to go behind the myth-making and beyond the popularized presentations [...]
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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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Gravity! The Big Bang, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves (FutureLearn)

Gravity runs the Universe. This free online course explains why, exploring gravitational waves, black holes and the Big Bang. What is gravity? This fundamental force is the common theme between concepts as intriguing as the Big Bang, black holes, dark energy, space-time, gravitational waves and the expansion of the [...]
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Gravité! Du Big Bang aux Trous Noirs (FUN)

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.
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ASTRO2290x: Relativity and Astrophysics (edX)

Feb 3rd 2014
ASTRO2290x: Relativity and Astrophysics (edX)
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Explore the powerful and intriguing connections between astronomy and Einstein’s theory of relativity.
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