NEW! Now offering courses "On Demand."
We at Scientific American and NYU Tandon School of Engineering understand that everyone has different educational needs. So, we have tailored our program to accommodate both the personally curious and the professionally driven. Whether you’re a stargazer looking for an introduction to cosmology or an educator whose career demands a better understanding of online learning technology, we have options for you.
We now offer our courses in one of two formats: Active Learning (original format) and On Demand (self-paced study format). For specifics on each format, please visit About the Program.
Get an inside look at cutting-edge research in particle physics with Don Lincoln, PhD, who was on the teams that discovered the Higgs boson and the top quark. In this course, you'll gain a wide perspective of our modern understanding of the universe, beginning with a historical look at how scientists came to this understanding and moving into the exciting new theories and questions being explored using particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. You'll also explore topics of dark matter and energy as well as the connection between cosmology and what particle physics can tell us about how the universe began.
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Dates: May 23 - June 4, 2016
Registration Closes: Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 PM, EST
Behavioral finance is the integration of psychology and finance. Using the tenets of psychology – the study of how the mind works – behavioral finance delves into the decision-making process under conditions of uncertainty – in this case, the market. In this course, Philip Maymin, PhD, will introduce the concept of behavioral finance and its history as well as the definition of rationality and what it means to be “rational.” He will focus questions of arbitrage, limits to arbitrage, market over- and under-reaction, common investor biases and the ways in which investors’ decision-making deviates from rational process. Most importantly, Dr. Maymin will frame these discussions around what these concepts mean for the nonprofessional investor when making decisions about finance – or other areas of life – in an uncertain environment.
Dates: November 7 – 18, 2016
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Brain injury is a major public health issue, affecting people of all ages. Dr. Lynn Schaefer, a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and brain injury specialist, will explain the different types of brain injury and the difficulties with thinking, memory, and behavior that may result from damage to the brain. Dr. Schaefer will discuss the neuropathology of brain injury and why certain brain regions are more vulnerable to injury than others. She will also describe both the cognitive and psychiatric symptoms of brain injury as well as the roles of the many rehabilitation specialists that care for people with brain injury. Finally, there will be a discussion about how to help prevent this “silent epidemic” of brain injury.