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CUSA1055 A Brief History of the Universe 宇宙簡史

Cosmology is one of the most active research frontiers of current scientific investigation. With the tremendous progress in the past few decades, scientists have gradually formed a clear and dynamic picture of our Universe. In this course, we will go through the brief history of our Universe, including its content and the expanding history. We will also identify and learn a few important events that happened in the Universe, for example, the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) and the Cosmological Microwave Background (CMB). Along with the theoretical development, we will also explore the fascinating experimental and observational discoveries that further confirmed or overturned our understanding towards the Universe.

From this course, students will have a most up-to-date introduction towards our Universe. They will have a taste of the most active research ideas undergoing in current academic society.


Organising units:
  • Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Have an introductory and up-to-date big picture of the development of modern cosmology
  2. Understand some important events happening in the history of the Universe and appreciate its importance
  3. Have a taste of some currently undergoing research topics, including theoretical ideas and observational/experimental development.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and assignment
  3. Discussion of case
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Others
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s): 1
* A certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to student upon completion.
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to S5-S6
Organising period:   Summer 2015; Summer 2016
Application method:   SAYT Online application