Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Public Online Courses

Astrophysics is a very broad subject. We highly recommend you to watch videos and read its respective notes from links below to have better understanding about the topics before attending our school.


1. The Theoretical Minimum: *required*

What is it?

Videos from the link below are lectures on cosmology taught by the director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leonard Susskind.


  • 10 videos on cosmology (1.5 hours each – Really good quality)

Link: http://theoreticalminimum.com/courses/cosmology/2013/winter

2. Helsinki group:

What is it?

This link will lead to an actual course that will cover these topics: the observable universe, homogeneous and isotropic models of the universe, thermal history of the universe, big bang nucleosynthesis, dark matter, inflation, cosmological perturbation theory, and cosmic microwave background.


  • No video
  • Pieces of textbook for each lecture
  • Homeworks

Link: http://theory.physics.helsinki.fi/~cosmology/


Theoretical Advanced Studies Institute of Physics (TASI) ~ University of Colorado

What is it?

You will find many different lectures on different topics on High Energy Physics from the link below. Here is the list of their topic each year:

  • 2013 ~ Particle Physics: The Higgs Boson and Beyond
  • 2012 ~ Searching for New Physics at Small and Large Scales
  • 2011 ~ The Dark Secrets of the Terascale
  • 2010 ~ String theory and its applications: from meV to the Planck Scale
  • 2009 ~ The Dawn of the LHC Era (cont)
  • 2008 ~ The Dawn of the LHC Era
  • 2007 ~ String Universe


  • Many videos (Both picture and audio only videos)
  • Many hand-notes from the lectures

Link: http://physicslearning2.colorado.edu/tasi/


Recent discovery on gravitational waves rippled through our universe during the inflation period by Dr. Nguyen Trong Hien (Observed by BICEP2 telescope)

Link: http://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/archives/22977