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Upcoming Courses: 

Evolving Universe Thumbnail The Evolving Universe

S. George Djorgovski, Professor of Astronomy

A survey of the physical universe and its constituents, including the formation, function, and evolution of stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, and more.


Current Courses:

Science of the Solar System Thumbnail  The Science of the Solar System

Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy

Explore the solar system using concepts from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. Learn the latest from Mars, explore the outer solar system, ponder planets outside our solar system, and search for habitability in the universe.


Previous Courses:

 Galaxies and Cosmology

S. George Djorgovski, Professor of Astronomy

An introduction to the modern extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, the physical universe, big bang, formation and evolution of galaxies, quasars, and large-scale structure.

 Principles of Economics for Scientists

Antonio Rangel, Professor of Economics and Neuroscience

Quantitative and model-based introduction to basic ideas in economics, and applications to a wide range of real world problems. 

 Drugs and the Brain

Henry Lester, Bren Professor of Biology; Executive Officer for Neurobiology

The neuroscience of drugs for therapy, for prevention, and for recreation.  You’ll learn the prospects for new generations of medications in psychiatry, aging, and treatment of substance abuse.

  Learning from Data

Yaser Abu-Mostafa, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This is an introductory course in machine learning (ML) that covers the basic theory, algorithms, and applications. ML is a key technology in Big Data, and in many financial, medical, commercial, and scientific applications.