ASPHY 2303 - Introduction to Cosmology
Hello! is happy to offer ASPHY 2303, Introduction to Cosmology - a structured course (6 sessions, 12 hrs). This is a core requirement to complete the Astrophysics Diploma - Level II. Please visit the following page to learn more about the diploma program:

Similar diploma programs on other fields of study will soon be offered under the upcoming YS Virtual Academy. More information will be released when available.

ASPHY 2303:
Cosmology is the study of the Universe as a whole. In this course, we will explore the human understanding of cosmos and our place in it. We'll take a survey of the ancient creation myths and models of the Universe, learn the modern techniques of observing large scale cosmic structures, study the big bang theory in detail, and assess the predictions made about the fate of the Universe. The course will apply the fundamental concepts from astrophysics and particle physics, like general relativity, quantum fluctuations, relativity etc. The sessions and discussions are expected to challenge and broaden the view of the student.

The final project of the course will be a thesis presentation where an original idea (hypothesis) for the origin (or death) of the Universe is presented with supporting arguments.

1 Introduction
2 Techniques in Cosmology
3 Origin of the Universe
4 End of the Universe
5 Mysteries of Cosmology
6 Review, Final Quiz & Thesis Presentation

This course will require the student to spend 4 hours a week for participating in the session and 4 hours additionally for background reading and completing assignments. This is different from our usual mode of teaching and we expect the students to be responsible and highly motivated. There will be a continuous assessment and a personalised report card will be generated highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

Coordination will be done through Google Classroom for students and WhatsApp group for parents.
The online sessions will take place over Zoom Meetings.
Students will enjoy free interaction with the facilitator during the 30-min discussion segment in each session.
The facilitator will use a webcam for a more human touch.
Each student is required to have a Google account.

Please consider carefully and discuss it with the student before applying for the course.

Code: ASPHY 2303
Level: Precalculus
Duration: 6 sessions, 12 hrs, 3 weeks
Starts: August 30th
Days: Friday & Sunday
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM IST

Eligibility: Class VI and above

Course Fee: ₹3000

1. Once sufficient registrations are received, we will provide information on the payment process.
2. Those who have attended ASPHY 2301 or 2304 will receive a 10% discount.

Thank you for your interest and patience.

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