FROM ONE INFINITY TO ANOTHER

Start

10/28/2019

Duration

4 weeks

Rhythm

1h to 2h/week

Prerequisites

Course on demand

Discipline

Physics

Course language

French

FROM ONE INFINITY TO ANOTHER

PRESENTATION:
Embark on a quest in search of the infinitely big and small, alongside the men and women of physics who will help you discover the link between the tiniest distances in the structure of matter and the greatest distances of the Universe known to date, as well as the scientific methods used to study them. You will learn that many messengers from our Universe—such as photons, neutrinos and cosmic rays—are also objects of interest to physicists who study matter at the smallest scales. You will also find out how, thanks to the progress made in the study of the infinitely small, we can understand the history of the Universe, including the formation of matter and the disappearance of antimatter. Our understanding of these two infinities can progress harmoniously, with each one relying on the advances of the other.
This French-taught class is part of the “Journeys from the Infinitely Big to the Infinitely Small” MOOC, developed by physicists from the P2IO (Physics of Two Infinities and Origins) Laboratory of Excellence, a cluster of physics laboratories located in Orsay and Saclay focused on the physics of the infinitely big and small.
The four themes of this MOOC:
* Towards the Infinitely SmallTowards the Infinitely Big From One Infinity to Another The Two Infinities and Our World
The different themes of this MOOC will demonstrate our understanding of the infinitely big and infinitely small, the puzzles that arise from these fields, how these two infinities relate to each other, and the links these findings have to society.
WHO IS THIS COURSE AIMED AT?
This course is intended for students enrolled in a science track in their final year of high school and first-year bachelor’s physics students, who wish to discover the current vision of the infinitely big and infinitely small. It may also be taken by high school physics and chemistry teachers, to be used as class teaching material or as documentary research. This MOOC focuses on classical physics concepts that are taught as part of a high school diploma in science and expected at the beginning of an undergraduate degree in physics, particularly in classical mechanics (energy, speed, trajectory, force) and electromagnetism (magnetic and electric fields, waves).

IN THE SAME SERIES:

THE TWO INFINITIES AND OUR WORLD
FROM ONE INFINITY TO ANOTHER
TOWARDS THE INFINITELY BIG
TOWARDS THE INFINITELY SMALL