Einstein's Universe & Quantum Weirdness

This module will give a gentle introduction to two of the most important developments in modern physics: relativity and quantum theory. It would cover topics such as: the concept of absolute and relative space and time, the twin paradox, black holes and wormholes, wave-particle duality of matter, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrodinger's cat, the ultimate constituents of matter, grand unification and superstrings, and how these theories can contribute to the technology of tomorrow. It is designed for non-physics students, and proceeds mainly by analogy and contrast with the familiar. Concepts will be emphasised, while omitting the technical details.

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