International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.
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Program highlights of The Origin and Development of the Cosmos course offered by Stanford University - Summer Sessions
How did the present Universe come to be? The last few decades have seen remarkable progress in understanding this age-old question.
The early Universe including inflation and the creation of matter and the elements. Recent discoveries in our understanding of the makeup of the cosmos, including dark matter and dark energy.
Evolution of galaxies, clusters, and quasars, and the Universe as a whole. Implications of dark matter and dark energy for the future evolution of the cosmos. Intended to be accessible to non-science majors, material is explored quantitatively with problem sets using basic algebra and numerical estimates.
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- The Modern View of the Universe
- Reading: Preface, Chapter
- Forces in the Universe
- Light and Matter
- Energy and Elements from the Sun
- Observing Stars
- The Stellar Life Cycle and the Origin of the Elements
- Lecture 7: Stellar Birth & Death, Black Holes
- Lecture 8: Gravitational Waves
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- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Acceptance Completion Deadline: Monday, June 13
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 18 other Short Courses in Physics in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Prerequisite(s): None. We will be using simple algebra and logarithms from time to time, make liberal use of scientific notation, and will practice making and interpreting plots.
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International3699 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.
National3699 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.