Quantum to Cosmos: A Journey from the Very Small to the Very Large Online

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 12 - 30, 2023 in TBD (The first two weeks of each course take place asynchronously and consist of about 7 hours of work per week. During the third week of each course, students will interact with their instructor and other students via video conferencing meetings, and the course will be about 20 hours of work. Outside of class time, students have the opportunity to participate in virtual extracurricular enrichment programs every weekday from noon - 1 pm and 4 - 5pm)
Grades Eligible:
Rising  10th 11th 12th
Course Description:

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.

Charlie Payne