A Brief Guide to Everything

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IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
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The standard model of particle physics is lauded as the most successful scientific theory ever. But from dark energy to antimatter, cosmological inflation to the stability of empty space, contemporary physics is riddled with holes. In this course, Professor John Ellis gives a grand tour of theoretical physics, and offers his account of where we might be heading. By the end of the course, you will have learned: 

  • the mechanism of the Higgs boson and how it was found
  • the evidence and theory behind cosmological expansion
  • what the Cosmic Microwave Background tells us about our universe
  • the seven reasons why the standard model is incomplete
  • how far supersymmetry may help to complete the picture
  • why the BICEP2 gravitational waves claim may have been ruled out too soon.
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