Students will learn how the Universe was formed, and has evolved, as the researchers present the scientific and technological challenges they face in the study of the infinitely small and the infinitely large.
Participants will be shown what societal applications can be gained from this research, such as advances in medical imaging, image recognition, nuclear energy, and supercomputing.
Its the first MOOC from Universit Paris-Saclay, an institution established by 19 of Frances biggest names in science, engineering, business and humanities, including the French National Centre for Scientific Research and top-ranked engineering school cole Polytechnique. The university welcomed its inaugural class this month.
Frdric Dliot, course coordinator and physicist at Universit Paris-Saclay, says: 70 physicists working on one MOOC is unusual coordinating them is tough but this is one of the first times that weve had a common project under the name of the new university, and our doctoral school is much bigger now.
The course offers a great picture of the huge range of on-going, pioneering research in our laboratories. Its a chance to discover todays hot research topics, as well as unite the institutes of Universit Paris-Saclay.
The MOOC starts on November 16. It is intended for PhD students, as well as master students, undergraduates and those who are curious about fundamental physics and its applications. English subtitles are available throughout the ten-week course.
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