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Course Description

This course will cover the general ideas behind the big bang and expansion of the universe. It will present the physics of the universe as accurately as possible while keeping jargon and mathematics to a minimum. The course will begin with some historical background on the discovery that the universe “began” about 13.8 billion years ago, and then will follow the evolution of the universe to the present time. The discoveries made in cosmology in the last half century or so rank with the greatest intellectual achievements in all of history. Students will gain a reasonable grasp of these great ideas while bypassing the complicated mathematics necessary for a full understanding. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
The Science of the Big Bang
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Recommended reading:

Paul Parsons, The Beginning and the End of Everything: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe (9781782439561)

Katie Mack, The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (9781982103552)

Dan Hooper, At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds (?9780691183565)