Why can we perform millions of life-saving MRI scans each year? How have we united over half of all nations on the planet in a common cause? What continues to generate Nobel Prizes (30+ so far) decade after decade? You guessed it: particle physics!
Step inside the world of particle physics as we build foundations to study the world's biggest detectors that spy on the universe's smallest phenomena. Learn how to model simple particle interactions, parse scientific papers fresh off the press, debate the political & cultural merits of funding new experiments, build your own particle detector and much more!
Working together with peers to explore the ways that physicists tether creativity and logic together to push the boundaries into new technology. Get up close to state-of-the-art engineering and critical medical devices. Peek through the physics lens at issues plaguing the globe regarding effective science communication. Emerge from this course with a keener, more nuanced eye towards conversations that can build a bridge between physics, the sciences and our world at large.