Dates: September 22 – 26, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 AM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 17, 5:00 PM, EST
In Part II of this 2-part series, Pankaj Joshi, PhD, will focus on emerging theories, observations and discoveries in modern astrophysics and cosmology. You'll learn how black holes and singularities arise and how they relate to other phenomena such as quasars. You will also get a scientist-eye-view of the investigations into the final fate of collapsing massive stars and how this and other cosmic wonders could provide an "astrophysical lab" for quantum gravity.
Back by popular demand! New session October 13 - 24, 2014. Registration opens in September.
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.
Back by popular demand! New session November 3 - 14, 2014. Registration opens in September.
This course provides an introduction to the human genome, including both description of relevant concepts as well as practical experience using Web-based bioinformatics tools to analyze DNA and protein sequences. Attendees will learn the structure and features of the human genome and the main types of variations that occur. They will be introduced to the three main online gateways where they will analyze both a single gene and gene sequences as well as explain how software programs predict the clinical significance of DNA variants.
Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, FutureX