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The Story of Our Universe: An Introduction to Cosmology
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About this Online Live Course

The Story of Our Universe: An Introduction to Cosmology is a four-week course covering 13.8 billion years of history!

Join us as we venture deep into spacetime.

Why should I attend?

This course will give you an understanding of our universe’s history and an appreciation of its grandiosity.

What will I learn?

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • What the early universe was like.
  • How stars, galaxies, and black holes formed.
  • How dark matter shapes everything we see.
  • How this story ends.

Who is the instructor?

Professor Alan Duffy is a professional astrophysicist, creating universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies form and to probe the nature of dark matter.

Course structure

4x 90-minute sessions, which take place in our virtual classroom over Zoom.

It is a live and interactive course featuring lectures and reading material, Q&A sessions with the instructor, as well as breakout rooms with your intellectually curious classmates.

What is the class schedule?

Week 1: The Universe

  • The Road to the Big Bang and the Laws of Nature.

Week 2: The Act of Creation

  • The Formation of Stars, Planets, and Supernovae.

Week 3: Galactic Census

  • Galaxies, Black Holes, and Dark Matter.

Week 4: With a Bang or a Whimper?

  • The Death of the Universe in a Dark Energy Future.

What's included?

  • Live online lectures.
  • Live Q&A sessions with the instructor.
  • Zoom breakout rooms for collaboration with other classmates.
  • Downloadable pre-readings.
  • Weekly homework tasks.
  • Downloadable PDF summaries of the lectures and course.
  • Lifetime access to the lecture recordings.
  • A certificate of completion.
  • The opportunity to make new intellectually curious friends.

Are there any requirements?

All you need is a stable internet connection and a desire to learn.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]