Feb 16, 2019
Great course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. The graphics and illustrations were fun and informative, and I also enjoyed the food scenes - helped stick it in my memory. Thanks much!
Aug 07, 2019
I enjoyed the course. It covered all the areas necessary to understand black holes and the physics behind these mysterious phenomena. It was enjoyable and entertaining as well.
교육 기관: Anirudh S•
Oct 08, 2019
This is one of the best introductory course on Black holes.
교육 기관: Alexandra J B•
Oct 19, 2019
I loved every minute of this course. It's gotten me developing my own theory about black holes and I am so sad that it's over. It's also made me seriously consider a minor or double major in astrophysics, something I may genuinely pursue. Thank you so much for this amazing journey.
교육 기관: Miranda H•
Jan 05, 2019
Very interesting course. Between the colourful backgrounds of the speakers, simple imagery and the food analogies, they made astronomical theories and evidence much easier to understand for those who do not come from a physics background. Perhaps minor issues here and there with sound and when the speaker was not looking directly at the screen it could be a little off-putting, but other than that, it was an amazing course. I come from a biological sciences background (specifically health sciences) and I found this quite easy to understand. Tests were also fair as they were based on theories and confirmed evidence rather than equations, and weren't too difficult if you paid attention to the videos. Even if you didn't 100% understand a concept, the images presented to you stick quite well in your mind to the point you are able to answer the test questions easier. Coming out of this, I now have a greater understanding of some of the greatest physics concepts from Newton, Einstein, and so on. I have also expanded my knowledge of astronomy and the universe, as I have been studying it since I was a little girl, but was unfortunately able to pursue it due to my strong dislike for physics (you know, boring plain Earth physics). This helped me to continue on my passion for astronomy while also avoiding those icky physics courses. Thanks to the UofA and their group of astronomers for putting this together for anyone needing their astronomy fix.
교육 기관: p v k•
Mar 02, 2019
With professors who can shrink astronomical distances and explain concepts in time, space and cosmology with such lucidity and more importantly joy, this course was bound to be one ,which in literal sense, has transformed the black hole into a living vibrant entity. The team has rekindled the joy of learning in me and am sure in all students. Heartfelt thanks .
교육 기관: John B•
Mar 22, 2019
Great pace and great teachers! Would have loved more math-based problems to practice the formulas and calculations, but that's just me. A must-take course if you're starting out on your quest to understand the Universe.
교육 기관: Joy S•
Sep 03, 2018
Fascinating. Plus they get into Star Trek. Pretty technical, though
교육 기관: keith b•
Jul 02, 2019
taught me the latest theories on black holes and some physical principles of related science
교육 기관: Steven G•
Jul 10, 2019
An excellent introductory course into the physics of black holes. I only gave it four stars since I felt it could have had more mathematics content for students that want to dig a little deeper into the material.
교육 기관: Abdessamad M•
May 10, 2019
Good course, it introduced me to the black hole theory in a easy way.
교육 기관: Mikaeel S•
Sep 16, 2019
It was a fun course, however it would have been more fun if there was more interactive stuff to do.
교육 기관: Salman A N•
Dec 23, 2018
A good course, with satisfactory content, good for physics undergraduate students and others fascinated by the beauties of the cosmos.
교육 기관: Marc B•
Jan 26, 2019
This course is very well produced and interesting. However, it is not challenging enough. It should at least propose a weekly set of problems (possibly on a voluntary basis) requiring a modicum of physics and math skills. As it stands, it tells a pretty story but does not allow a student to grasp how the story was put together. I gained much information about BHs and other celestial objects, but zero new skill. In addition, I find that lecturers reading prompters make for lifeless presentations that are not clearly superior to being assigned to read a transcript or book chapter. I thought that the staff engaged very effectively with the students on the forum.