Registration is ongoing for Paris Diderot University Online Course On Gravity. This session Paris Diderot University will be offering an open online version of course, ‘Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes’. This course is intended for everyone having just a simple curiosity about the Universe and our place in it.
The overall objective of this course is to explain why, focussing on key concepts from the Big Bang to black holes.The course will start on October 26, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hrs pw
Institution: Paris Diderot University and FutureLearn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on October 26, 2016
Paris Diderot University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. Situated in the heart of Paris, Paris Diderot University is the only multidisciplinary university in Paris to offer a wide range of degrees in the Humanities, Medicine and the Sciences.
FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
About This Course
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 Universe. If these concepts pique your interest, this free online course is for you. It doesn’t require any background in physics or mathematics, just a simple curiosity about the Universe and our place in it. The basic notions are then introduced to understand why the Universe is in expansion. We’ll find out:
-why the further you look, the more distant the past is;-how we can tell what happened just after the Big Bang;
-what the dark components of the Universe are;
-why we’re so impatiently expecting the discovery of gravitational waves;
-what happens when you cross the horizon of a black hole.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This course doesn’t require any background in physics or mathematics, just a simple curiosity about the Universe. The course give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation. A Statement of Participation is a printed certificate available to purchase that shows you have taken part in a course on FutureLearn. Applicants will learn with experts including a Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
By the end of this course applicants will learn the main ideas behind this theory, before explaining why “gravity is the engine of the Universe.
-Pierre Binétruy (Lead Educator)