1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
This course seeks to explore some of the most confounding cosmological questions of our time, such as: Is the Universe infinite? Are there parallel universes? Do aliens exist? We will explore such topics as the Big Bang theory, time travel, relativity, extraterrestrial life, and string theory. There are no formal prerequisites for this class. However, students should exist in actuality and be located inside a universe, preferably this one.
There are no grades for this course.
This course was offered through the High School Studies Program (HSSP), a project of the MIT Educational Studies Program. HSSP offers non-credit, enrichment courses to 7th-12th grade students on Sundays at MIT. This program is designed to give these students a chance to take courses in a wide variety of topics. Courses cover both academic and non-academic subjects. The classes are designed to be fun and interesting for students and to offer them an opportunity to learn about something in which they're interested.