Who is this class for: This course is aimed at people who have a basic education in physics, especially classical mechanics and electrodynamics. Basic notions of special relativity and quantum mechanics may also be useful, although we give short reminders of these tools. The ideal background would be that of a 3rd year student in any scientific discipline.


Created by:  University of Geneva

  • Martin Pohl

    Taught by:  Martin Pohl, Professeur ordinaire

    Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire

  • Mercedes Paniccia

    Taught by:  Mercedes Paniccia, Collaboratrice scientifique

    Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire

  • Anna Sfyrla

    Taught by:  Anna Sfyrla, Assistant Professor

    Nuclear and Particle Physics
CommitmentWe estimate the workload for this course to be about 11 weeks of study with 3 to 4 hours/week, depending on your usage of the optional material.
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 of 60 ratings

I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent and delightful course on Particle Physics the University of Geneva made available to the public. It was a very informative and enjoyable course, very well designed and delivered. I also would like to congratulate Professor Pohl, Mercedes and Anna for their outstanding presentations. You enhanced my desire to continue studying Particle Physics.

Thank you again, and I wish someday I have the privilege of visiting the University as well as the LHC, and hopefully get to meet you personally. That would be a wonderful thing.

I wish you all the best.

excellent course i foresee further courses regarding this subject in coursera and i really like doing successive courses from university of the Geneva

Challenging at first for someone with a non-traditional academic background, but thoroughly enjoyable and worth completing, if nothing but for the personal satisfaction of getting through it!

Fascinating course covering the fundamentals of the standard model up to current research. The material is dense - I often had to look back at previous videos to remember terms and concepts. The key mathematics is provided and gone over, but was a little fast paced for me. Most derivations are left out except for a few optional videos which cover simple ones. You don't necessarily need to understand the details of the mathematics to pass the graded assignments which just ask a few questions covering the main concepts. Overall this course is challenging but incredibly instructive.