Physics for the 21st Century: an on-line course that explores the frontiers of physics.
The 11 units, accompanied by videos, interactive simulations, and a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide, work together to present an overview of key areas of rapidly-advancing knowledge in the field, arranged from the sub-atomic scale to the cosmological.
The goal is to make the frontiers of physics accessible to anyone with an inquisitive mind who wants to experience the excitement, probe the mystery, and understand the human aspects of modern physics.
Content By Unit
Subatomic Particles and Forces
Unit 1: The Basic Building Blocks of Matter
Unit 2: The Fundamental Interactions
Unit 3: Gravity
Unit 4: String Theory and Extra Dimensions
New Physics at the Intermediate Scale
Unit 5: The Quantum World
Unit 6: Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics
Unit 7: Manipulating Light
Unit 8: Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter
Unit 9: Biophysics
Cosmology and Beyond
Unit 10: Dark Matter
Unit 11: Dark Energy