05/24 – Particle Physics for Non-Physicists, Quantum Mechanics Gets Serious

05/24 – Particle Physics for Non-Physicists, Quantum Mechanics Gets Serious from Carl S. on Vimeo.

This course explains in easily accessible terms, the discovery of the infinitely small particles, the quarks and neutrinos, muons and bosons, that make up everything in nature, from microbes to stars.

Presented by Professor Steven Pollock, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, the course covers the nature and functions of the individual particles, and their roles in the Standard Model of particle physics (a theory that is as much a masterpiece in science as Shakespeare's works are in literature).

The lectures also trace the history of particle physics as a science, and the dedicated scientists and complex technology that have made this branch of physics so profoundly productive and important.
This course provides a framework to understand such cutting-edge physics research as gravity waves, dark matter, and string theory.

01 – The Nature of Physics
02 – Standard Model of Particle Physics
03 – Pre-History of Particle Physics
04 – Birth of Modern Physics
05 – Quantum Mechanics Gets Serious
06 – New Particles & New Technologies
07 – Weak Interactions & the Neutrino
08 – Accelerators & Particle Explosion
09 – Particle "Zoo"
10 – Fields & Forces
11 – "Three Quarks for Muster Mark"
12 – From Quarks to QCD
13 – Symmetry $ Conservation Laws
14 – Broken Symmetry. Shattered Mirrors
15 – November Revolution of 1974
16 – A New Generation
17 – Weak Forces & the Standard Model
18 – Greatest Success Story in Physics
19 – The Higgs Particle
20 – Solar Neutrino Puzzle
21 – Back to the Future (1) – Experiments to Come
22 – Back to the Future (2) – Puzzles and Progress
23 – Really Big Stuff – The Origin of the Universe
24 – Looking Back & Looking Forward

About Mike

Hello, I am an atheist because of reason and personal experience. I am a father of THREE lovely living kids and two dead embryos, married to a lovely Christian Catholic devoted woman. Yes, black and white can coexist as long as there is respect and love, which is something abstracted from any belief or religion. I do not claim absolute truth and not 100% sure that a God does not exist somewhere out there. The scientific method is what I use to connect to reality. If there is something I don't understand, then it is because i don't understand, not because god exists. In case you haven't noticed, I am a native Arab, and English is my third language (yes there is second language). I like reading the Bible and the Quran and the critics of both of them. I also love watching documentaries especially astronomy, cosmology, Quantum Physics, and new discoveries in science in general, and Physics in particular.
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