Way hard if you are not a science major! But the challenge is interesting. A quick advice : Refer to the slides if you find the accents too hard to understand.
Thank you for the great course!
Challenging at first for someone with a non-traditional academic background, but thoroughly enjoyable and worth completing, if nothing but for the personal satisfaction of getting through it!
by Somesh K•
The course is very good in structure and content.I am now more familiar with physics and equations - how they describe the phenomena. The one thing about which I felt unease was that,I was not able to follow profs without subtitle and I also feel more explanation is required for some topics. But its all right they suggested many materials and videos from minute physics. The course is worth doing by aspiring scientists.
by KEVIN G A•
It was a very marvelous experience. It provided me a wide variety of knowledge regarding complex and diverse phenomena. It sparked me in thinking about the fundamental and ' cause,' role of particles in physics. Really it has most scopes of pathbreaking and changing the realm of physics in future. The classes and optional experiments were very beautiful and informative , they often made us to think more and more.
by SAIKIRAN V•
The course is very nice and after listening to the lecture videos if we go through the material provided we can easily finish the quizzes and graded quizzes of each module successfully.
They planned it very nicely and in the end, I felt like it is rushing but the topic itself is advanced so it is fine. Overall it is a very nice and useful course for the beginners in particle physics.
by gareth w•
A whistle stop tour of particle physics at an undergraduate level. Electro-weak is covered in some depth and I would have liked the same depth on the Higgs mechanism. Not surprisingly due to U/Geneva's location near the LHC there is a strong emphasis on accelerators and particle detection.
Forum response to questions is poor.
by Arabindo D•
The course is nice, but I give 4 stars because I prefer blackboard lectures more than that of only slides. The course is much descriptive. If it becomes more just like giving lectures with deriving some equations it would be fun. Overall the course is really good with a few self-studies and knowledge of bit advance physics.
by Charlotte B•
My background is in mechanical engineering and there was a lot of stuff that was a bit hard for me to grasp. I didn;t grasp all the concepts for sure, however I did learn a lot. I watched only half of the videos. At the end, printing the slides with the notes was easier: I can add my notes, and highlight the key parts.
by Shuaidi Z•
This course is very effective at introducing concepts for students to dig into on there own. An especially good job is done at introducing important concepts such as vacuum polarization and CKM matrix. However, I do wish the course had been a bit more in depth on neutrinos and Higgs mechanism.
by Daniel A B U•
Está bueno el curso para los que no tienen mucha idea sobre partículas. Sin embargo, creo que puede ser mejor si se ponen más actividades que no sean de selección simple para así garantizar una mayor comprensión del tema que se trata en los distintos módulos
by Thomas G•
Très bon cours. Le niveau est haut si l'on ne connait pas du tout le sujet. Le cours évolue rapidement. Il est donc parfois nécessaire de prendre plus qu'une semaine (le temps de travail prévu par semaine) pour être capable de suivre le cours.
by Maulik P•
It was a really well tailored course for starting to learn particle phsyics. Although it was tough at times to understand the accents. Also, I would've liked it more if it was based on a blackboard method of teaching rather than ppt slides.
by Anandhu V•
Though at first it seems a little difficult as you need some knowledge about particle physics but as i also referred from outside sources it became relatively easy for me and its a good course for further development of knowledge
by Fethi O Ö•
Great course by coursera.It was nice try to understand subatomic World.Don't need to know good maths.Language was enough to understand the subjects.hanks fo University Geneva and Martin Pohl, Mercedes Paniccini,Anna Sfyrla.
by Bob R•
Excellent course in you are interested in learning, or improving your knowledge, about fundamental particles and forces and their interactions. You might want to brush up a bit on your math skill
by K R K•
It is interesting but complicated. Most of the calculations and formulas go over my head. But I recommend this course to anyone who is a physics enthusiast.
by rujuta j•
it was a great course ! a lot of information was studies and the professors were great!! do recommend it 100%. some more detailing could have been done.
by Devak G•
For me it was for eye opening into the world that is smaller than us and the principles that control that make the universe what it is.
by Norberto R•
Thank you very much for your effort to make this course.It was a difficult trip, but for the knowledge received, it was worth it.
by Noëlie C•
Parfois trop rapide. Les questions du quizz sont trop précises sur certains aspects qui n'ont été que survolés dans les vidéos.
by Ajinkya G•
Not really introductory to people with very little background or familiarity with the field, but the notes are very good.
by Sophie F•
Very good course, but a bit long and can be boring at times but you learn a lot of interesting things. Would recommend
by Austin L•
Could use more quiz questions using the math taught in the course. However really good at getting the ideas across.
by Muhammad F•
That's really a nice course. I have learn a lot about the particle physics. which helpful in MPhIL program.
by Harshdeep S•
A lot of room for improvement is there, but it was a pretty good and detailed course in particle physics.
by David D•
It was a nice overview of an extremely broad subject and provides ample fodder for additional research.
by Chu D•
Although some of the studying materials cannot be downloaded, it is still a good course to join.