LAMS200 The Universe 3 cr.
This course is designed to focus on the most fundamental questions of science in its largest and smallest scales. To understand the large scale of the universe, we will learn about Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity. More specifically, Special Relativity will transform our understanding of space and time and General Relativity will provide us with a deep understanding of gravity. We will then employ these theories as a tool to study fascinating cosmological phenomena such as Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Quasars, etc. We will also talk about time travel, intergalactic explorations, artificial gravity and other topics that are relevant to intergalactic travel.
Finally, we will spend some time to talk about the nature in its smallest scales. To that end, we will learn about the Standard Model of Particle Physics, which describes the sub-atomic realm with an amazing accuracy.