# Physics

The science dedicated to understanding how the world around us behaves.

Physics

In this course, Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) discusses how we can use gravitational wave detections to help us refine our measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce gravitational...

5 lectures

0:53:47

Prof. Martin Hendry

University of Glasgow

Physics

In this course, Professor Douglas Halliday (Durham University) explores energy. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss the big picture of energy, looking at types of energy, key principles, and units. In the second mini-lecture, we consider changes...

5 lectures

1:02:33

Prof. Douglas Halliday

Durham University

Physics

In this course, Professor Tina Potter (University of Cambridge) explores the big questions that experimental particle physicists and high energy physicists are working towards answering, especially those related to finding supersymmetric Dark...

5 lectures

0:48:26

Prof. Tina Potter

University of Cambridge

Physics

In this course, Dr Pete Edwards (Durham University) provides an epic exploration of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we compare gravity on Earth to gravity in space, such as on the Moon and in orbits around planets. In the second...

5 lectures

1:03:40

Dr Pete Edwards

Durham University

Physics

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

University of Cambridge

Physics

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

Physics

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

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

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

University of Glasgow

Physics

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

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

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