ASPHY 2303 - Introduction to Cosmology
Young-Scientist.in 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.
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.
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
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.
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City of Residence
Which of the following has the applicant attended?
YS Astrophysics Workshops @IITM Research Park
YS Astronomy Course - 12 Weeks, @YS Science Centre
YS Astrophysics Worshops - Online
ASPHY 2301 - Intro to Astrophysics (Online Course)
ASPHY 2304 - Intro to Black Holes (Online Course)
None of the above
Does the student have a Google account to use? This is needed to join the Google Classroom through which the course will be coordinated
Will create one
Why do you want to join this course? (Question to the participant)
Do you wish to pursue a career in space sciences? Astronomy, Astrophysics, Aerospace, etc.
Yes! It's my primary goal.
It's one of my options. This area interests me.
I'm not sure, I'm just exploring different areas.
I have other plans, but this course seems fun.
How many hours per week is the student expected to spend on this course?
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