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The Origin and Development of the Cosmos course offered by Stanford University - Summer Sessions will cover the history of the Universe from its earliest moments to the present day, and the physical laws that govern its evolution.

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Overview

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

Stanford Summer Session provides high-achieving and ambitious students a transformative educational experience at a world-class university. 

By combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming, Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

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.

Programme Structure

Course content:

  • 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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Duration

  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Acceptance Completion Deadline: Monday, June 13

Credits

3 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3699 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    3699 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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