Particle Physics is the most fundamental natural science, trying to answer what are the most elementary building substances of everything around us and how do they come to exist. Today’s understanding of particle physics has been achieved thanks to incredibly convoluted mathematical theories developed for decades (and experimental endeavours costing trillions of euros) – DESPITE THAT, a lot of the basic concepts and principle can be explained in layman’s terms, to people of all backgrounds, just over coffee. Or in this fun yet wholesomely educative, eye-opening, and highly rated course at Discover.
In this course, requiring NO previous knowledge of mathematics/physics/computing skills, YOU will find out the answers to:
— What is inside atomic nuclei and inside protons?
— What is antimatter?
— What is CERN and how do they look for new particles in petabytes of data?
— What is a particle accelerator and a particle detector?
— What does a typical data analysis of a particle physicist look like? (hands-on excercise!)
— How can we use particle physics to make the best cancer treatment available on the market?
We welcome everyone! It doesn’t matter how much physics you already know, the only important thing here is that you’re curious about how the world around us works!
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