Welcome!You are viewing the home page of this Google Site at address: I have uploaded the original PowerPoint slides for Weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4. Find them on each "Week n" web page, at the bottom, under "Attachments". You can view the slideshow, or download it. Then you can use the appropriate slideshow software (Microsoft PowerPoint [not free], Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer [free download], OpenOffice Impress [free download]) to print the slides out, etc. This course is five weeks in length. We will be talking about one
topic in Physics and Cosmology, per week. Topics discussed will be:
(subject to change, as we progress). I hope to convey a sense of wonder about the universe, and about what humankind has learned about the universe (so far!). The image at the upper left of this web site is an artist’s visualization of a Higgs Boson collision (see http://www.isgtw.org/?pid=1000496). Note: You may think that this course is eponymous, and you'd be partially correct. Only the first Higgs in the title refers to me; the second is a reference to another Higgs -- The Higgs Boson. The Higgs Boson is named after Peter Higgs, who, as far as I am aware, is not related to me.NOTE: Students will not be expected to have any mathematical knowledge beyond elementary algebra (and very little even of that). However, I will show mathematical formulae when appropriate, even showing calculus and beyond -- sometimes, it is important to appreciate the form of equations and their implications, if not their content or detailed meaning. I do not expect students to understand these formulae at any deep level. |