Course Description

ONLINE: This course will closely follow Katie Mack’s bestseller of the same name. The universe had a beginning. With the big bang, it expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy, laying down the seeds for everything from black holes to one planet orbiting a star near the edge of a galaxy that developed life. But what happens to the universe at the end of the story? Here we take a mind-bending tour through five possible finales of the cosmos: the Big Crunch, Heat Death, the Big Rip, Vacuum Decay and the Bounce. We will guide you through cutting-edge science and major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory and more as we examine the fate of the universe as currently foreseen by the astrophysics community. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Feb 01, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Required reading:
Katie Mack, "The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)" (9781982103545)

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