In this course, we will learn about the composition of matter on the small scale, and large objects in the Universe on the grand scale. Students will learn how to get and analyze data from CERN, LIGO, and other sources. We will learn coding and gain knowledge in particle physics and cosmology. Students will examine data and produce a paper highlighting a subject of interest within particle physics and astronomy/astrophysics.
Students will develop knowledge in areas such as The Standard Model and Gravitational Waves, with some Special and General Relativity in the mix.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of math that includes geometry and algebra, or precalculus.