Physics


Physics

Solar and Space Physics

In this course, Professor Louise Harra (ETH Zürich) explores solar and space physics. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce the layers of the Sun and the nuclear reactions that take place within it. In the second mini-lecture, we discuss the...

6 lectures

0:59:51

Prof. Louise Harra

ETH Zürich

Physics

Semiconductors in the Information Age

In this course Professor Oleg Makarovskiy (University of Nottingham) explores semiconductors and their relevance in the current Information Age. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce the ages of human advancement, from the Stone Age up until the...

6 lectures

0:49:09

Prof. Oleg Makarovskiy

Nottingham University

Physics

Using Gravitational Waves to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

In this course, Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) discusses how we can use gravitational wave detections to help us refine our measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce gravitational...

5 lectures

0:53:47

Prof. Martin Hendry

Glasgow University

Physics

Energy

In this course, Professor Douglas Halliday (Durham University) explores energy. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss the big picture of energy, looking at types of energy, key principles, and units. In the second mini-lecture, we consider changes...

5 lectures

1:02:33

Prof. Douglas Halliday

Durham University

Physics

Searching for Supersymmetry

In this course, Professor Tina Potter (University of Cambridge) explores the big questions that experimental particle physicists and high energy physicists are working towards answering, especially those related to finding supersymmetric Dark...

5 lectures

0:48:26

Prof. Tina Potter

Cambridge University

Physics

Exploring the Universe

In this course, Dr Pete Edwards (Durham University) provides an epic exploration of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we compare gravity on Earth to gravity in space, such as on the Moon and in orbits around planets. In the second...

5 lectures

1:03:40

Dr Pete Edwards

Durham University

Physics

Relativistic and Quantum Cryptography

In this course, Professor Adrian Kent (University of Cambridge) explores relativistic and quantum cryptography. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce the key principles in the Special Theory of Relativity and in Quantum Theory that are needed to...

6 lectures

1:11:32

Prof. Adrian Kent

Cambridge University

Physics

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

In this course, Dr Frank Taylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) explains what the Higgs Boson is and how it was discovered. In the first mini-lecture, we give a general introduction to the Higgs Boson, discussing the significance of it’s...

6 lectures

1:09:30

Dr Frank Taylor

MIT

Physics

Kinematics

In this course, Professor Derek Raine (University of Leicester) explores kinematics, which is the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause them to move. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss speed and velocity, looking in...

5 lectures

0:30:40

Prof. Derek Raine

Leicester University

Physics

Introduction to Special Relativity

In this course, Professor David Griffiths (Reed College) gives an introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss Einstein’s two postulates of Special Relativity — the principle of relativity and the...

5 lectures

0:54:27

Prof. David Griffiths

Reed College

Physics

Elasticity and Oscillations

In this course, Professor Giles Hammond (University of Glasgow) explores elasticity and oscillations. In the first mini-lecture, we consider elasticity, stress, and strain of materials when forces are applied. In the second mini-lecture, we use...

5 lectures

1:00:24

Prof. Giles Hammond

Glasgow University

Physics

Atomic Clocks

In this course, Professor David Wineland (University of Oregon) discusses atomic clocks. In the first mini-lecutre, we compare traditional and modern methods of navigation, where we see that precision in a clock’s ‘tick rate’ is essential for...

4 lectures

0:53:25

Prof. David Wineland

University of Oregon

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