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ASTR S-30 A Short Tour of the Universe Guided by Einstein and Others

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7-week session | CRN 33190

This course discusses what we understand of the universe, guided by those who have shaped our understanding. We use as a springboard each week one or more key papers by Einstein, Penrose, Hawking, Guth, and others, and discuss the main ideas in them. All the background information needed to understand these ideas is provided in detail.

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
Sever Hall 206

Start date

Tuesday, June 20

Credits

4 credits

Course tuition

Noncredit: 
$3,050
Undergraduate: 
$3,050

Enrollment status

  • Limited to 22 students
    Registration Closed
  • Prerequisites

    High school algebra and trigonometry; some physics background is useful but not necessary.

    Syllabus

    http://my.summer.harvard.edu/course/sum-33190/2017

    Faculty

    Arvind Borde, PhD.

    Senior Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

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