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Relativistic and Quantum Cryptography

In this course, Professor Adrian Kent (University of Cambridge) explores relativistic and quantum cryptography. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce the key principles in the Special Theory of Relativity and in Quantum Theory that are needed to...

6 lectures

1:11:32

Prof. Adrian Kent

Cambridge University

Physics

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

In this course, Dr Frank Taylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) explains what the Higgs Boson is and how it was discovered. In the first mini-lecture, we give a general introduction to the Higgs Boson, discussing the significance of it’s...

6 lectures

1:09:30

Dr Frank Taylor

MIT

History

US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Brian Rouleau (Texas A&M University) explains how and why American foreign policy developed and expanded over the period 1800-48. We start by looking at the Louisiana Purchase and how the US was able to purchase this vast...

5 lectures

0:44:12

Prof. Brian Rouleau

Texas A&M University

Physics

Kinematics

In this course, Professor Derek Raine (University of Leicester) explores kinematics, which is the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause them to move. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss speed and velocity, looking in...

5 lectures

0:30:40

Prof. Derek Raine

Leicester University

Physics

Introduction to Special Relativity

In this course, Professor David Griffiths (Reed College) gives an introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss Einstein’s two postulates of Special Relativity — the principle of relativity and the...

5 lectures

0:54:27

Prof. David Griffiths

Reed College

Physics

Elasticity and Oscillations

In this course, Professor Giles Hammond (University of Glasgow) explores elasticity and oscillations. In the first mini-lecture, we consider elasticity, stress, and strain of materials when forces are applied. In the second mini-lecture, we use...

5 lectures

1:00:24

Prof. Giles Hammond

Glasgow University

Physics

Atomic Clocks

In this course, Professor David Wineland (University of Oregon) discusses atomic clocks. In the first mini-lecutre, we compare traditional and modern methods of navigation, where we see that precision in a clock’s ‘tick rate’ is essential for...

4 lectures

0:53:25

Prof. David Wineland

University of Oregon

Physics

Properties of Matter

In this course, Dr Janet Lovett (University of St Andrews) explores properties of matter. Throughout this course, we present 14 demonstrations. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss atomic structure and look specifically at what makes up the...

6 lectures

0:46:18

Dr Janet Lovett

University of St Andrews

Physics

Optics II

In this course, Professor Charles Adams (Durham University) follows from his Optics I course and provides a more advanced account of optics. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss lenses, this time going into more depth by first deriving the thin...

4 lectures

0:58:00

Prof. Charles Adams

Durham University

Physics

Optics I

In this course Professor Charles Adams (Durham University) gives an introduction to optics for GCSE students. In the first mini-lecture, we explore the big picture of optics, defining it broadly as the science of light, seeking to understand light...

5 lectures

1:17:43

Prof. Charles Adams

Durham University

Physics

Introduction to Electricity and Circuits

In this course, Professor David Berman (Queen Mary University of London) explores charge, energy, and circuits at a GCSE level. In the first mini-lecture, we look at charges, the force a charge experiences in an electric field, potential energy,...

5 lectures

0:51:58

Prof. David Berman

QMUL

Physics

Introduction to Mechanics

In this course, Professor David Berman (Queen Mary University of London) gives an introduction to mechanics at a GCSE level. In the first mini-lecture, we define distance, speed, and acceleration before looking at how they are related...

5 lectures

0:39:14

Prof. David Berman

QMUL

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