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Mar 27th 2017

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. We utilize an imaging tool called DS9 to explore the amazing diversity of astronomical observations that have made x-ray astronomy one of the most active and exciting fields of scientific investigation in the past 50 years.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Mar 27th 2017

An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.

Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
Mar 27th 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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Mar 27th 2017

We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Origens da vida no contexto cósmico é um curso desenvolvido no Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da Universidade de São Paulo, com o objetivo de apresentar os mais recentes avanços científicos na compreensão deste intrigante assunto. É um curso com formato multidisciplinar que o levará a compreender melhor os aspectos envolvidos no surgimento de vida na Terra e no possível surgimento de vida em outros planetas.

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Mar 27th 2017

Welcome to this Big History course! In this course, renowned scientists and scholars from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will take you on a journey from the Big Bang until today while addressing key questions in their fields.

Average: 8 (6 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

¿Sabes cómo vuelan los aviones, tan pesados y no se caen mientras vuelan? ¿Sabes que viajamos por el espacio sobre el planeta Tierra que se traslada y gira muy rápido y no lo percibimos? ¿O acaso, notas efectos de su movimiento? ¿Cuál es nuestro lugar en el universo? ¿Podemos viajar en el tiempo? ¡Preguntas, muchas preguntas! Con espíritu de descubridores nuestra curiosidad nos motiva a buscar respuestas, a explorar nuestro entorno, a entrar a lo desconocido y hallar nuevo conocimiento.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Mar 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: 9.3 (3 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how do we know all that? The truth is that astronomy would be impossible without technology, and every advance in astronomy is really an advance in technology. But the technology by itself is not enough. We have to apply it critically with a knowledge of physics to unlock the secrets of the Universe.

Average: 7 (4 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

Ce cours vous introduit à la physique subatomique, c'est à dire à la physique du noyau et à celle des particules élémentaires.

Average: 5.3 (3 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries. What was the Big Bang? How do black holes work? Could there be life elsewhere in the Universe? In this subject we’ll address those topics, as well as gaining some insight into how great scientific discoveries were made, and what's involved in scientific research.

Average: 8.2 (10 votes)
Mar 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)
Mar 13th 2017

Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The course draws on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, and the book from Yale University Press.

Average: 3 (3 votes)
Mar 13th 2017

Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. This course draws on the Journey of the Universe Conversations, a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists.

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Mar 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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Mar 13th 2017

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.

Average: 6.8 (9 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang and brought order to the Universe.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep geological time to present life forms.

Average: 8.5 (6 votes)
Feb 22nd 2017

Learn the concepts used in the design of space missions, manned or unmanned and operations, based on the professional experience of the lecturer. Space exploration is truly fascinating. From the Sputnik mission to the assembly and exploitation of the International Space Station or the Apollo program, we are just beginning to uncover the many mysteries of our universe!

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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)

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