School of History, Art History and Philosophy

From Quarks to the Cosmos (F3206)

From Quarks to the Cosmos

Module F3206

Module details for 2012/13.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This elective provides an overview of state-of-the-art research in fundamental physics for non-physicists, covering:
1. physics of the quantum world,
2. particle physics and the search for the fundamental constituents of matter,
3. cosmology and the large-scale structure of our world,
4. the quest for the fundamental forces of nature.
The elective is non-mathematical and suitable for non-scientists as well as scientists from other disciplines.

Module learning outcomes

Understand the importance of quantum theory in the modern world.

Describe basic concepts of modern physics and their importance in science, technology, and everyday life.

Read, summarize, and critique popular articles on modern physics.

Distinguish observational facts from theoretical inferences.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 1 50.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 2 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 3 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 4 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 5 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 6 (15 minutes)16.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 7 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 8 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 9 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 10 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 12 (5 minutes)2.00%
Multiple Choice TestT2 Week 13 (15 minutes)16.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TeachingLECTURE2 hours111111111111
Spring TeachingSEMINAR1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Mark Hindmarsh

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/7423

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