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Disaster Management
Disaster Management

Dates: July 21 – 25, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:30 PM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, July 16, 5:00 PM, EST

 

Registration for this course has closed. Please contact professionallearning@sciam.com if you have any questions.   

Quantum Mechanics and Information
Quantum Mechanics and Information

Dates: August 4 – 8, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:30 PM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, July 30, 5:00 PM, EST

   

In a nutshell, quantum mechanics is a complicated set of mathematics used to predict the behavior of microscopic particles, and the mathematics of the theory is well understood. It provides the foundation for the best-confirmed theories of matter, describing how the microscopic world affects the macroscopic one. While it is the most successful theory we have, there are several issues, the most controversial being that there is little agreement as to how to interpret it. What is this microscopic world like, according to quantum mechanics? In this class, Dr. Jonathan Bain will discuss the development of quantum theory from both the mathematical and conceptual perspectives, as well as two proposals for interpretation. He will also focus on issues surrounding quantum information theory and applications such as quantum teleportation, quantum computing and quantum cryptography.   

Cosmic Frontiers I
Cosmic Frontiers I

Dates: August 18 – 22, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 AM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, August 13, 5:00 PM, EST

 

Cosmic Frontiers offers an introduction to cutting-edge research in modern astrophysics and black hole physics from the front lines of those investigations. In the first part of this 2-part series, Pankaj Joshi, PhD and Senior Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, will take you through the important developments of the past decades. In Part I he will also discuss the implications of Einstein's theory of gravity, the need for a quantum theory of gravity, recent discoveries in black hole physics and other important topics. 

Cosmic Frontiers II
Cosmic Frontiers II

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.  

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