The Secret Script of Matter
The human mind always thrived to venture into the uncharted territories of the unknown. Tiny constituents of matter, energy, and their relation with cosmology inspired several brilliant minds on the planet. Investigations are carried out to probe deeper into the structure of matter in order to seek at every stage the constituents of previously so-called ‘Fundamental Entity’. In our search of the ultimate structure of matter, it was only known that the atom is the basic constituent of matter and it is electrically neutral as a whole.
The term "atom" comes from the Greek word for indivisible because it was once thought that atoms were the smallest things in the universe and could not be divided. We now know that atoms are made up of three particles: protons, neutrons, and electrons — which are composed of even smaller particles, such as quarks. Join us as we further probe into what makes us the Universe!
The course consists of 6 sessions and is offered in English.
Each session would be of 20 minutes.
Recommended Age Group: 10 years onwards
Price of Course: Rs 900
Lecture - 1
Racing Towards Atomic Models
Although the awareness of atom existence goes way back to the antique period of world history, in this lecture you'll learn about the basic atomic models that somehow contributed to how we percept structure of the atom itself.
Lecture - 4
What makes up Matter?
Everything that you observe is made of matter. And what is the matter made of? – atoms. But this is not the end of the story. In this session, you'll be further dividing the sub-atomic particles to get the fundamental constituents of the atom.
Lecture - 2
The modern idea of an Atom!
An atom is a complex arrangement of negatively charged electrons arranged in defined shells about a positively charged nucleus. In this session, you'll be delving deep to understand the structure of an atom.
Lecture - 5
Forces in the Universe
There are four fundamental forces at work in the universe: the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force, and the gravitational force. This session deals with how each of them operates and binds the matter.
Lecture - 3
Constituents of Atom
In accordance with the Standard Model of particle physics, protons and neutrons make up the nucleus of the atom, while electrons orbit it in a "cloud". In this session, you'll be knowing in detail about this arrangement.
Lecture - 6
In the 1970s, physicists uncovered a potential symmetry that united all the kinds of particles in our universe. This connection is known as supersymmetry. This lecture talks in detail about this amazing phenomenon.
Meet Your Trainer
Srijan Pal Singh
India's #1 Science Author and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam
Srijan Pal Singh is an author, education innovator, futurist and social entrepreneur. He studied in La Martiniere College and then completed his Engineering and further went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to study management. He was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student of the 2009 batch at IIM-A and was also the President of the Student’s Council there.
He served as Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Technology and Policy) at the Office of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), Kalam-NSS, USA Initiative for Space-based Solar Power, Projects on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant, Neutrinos, Development Plans for various governments across India, Russia, Maldives, Canada and UAE.
He has interacted with leading institutions of the world for addresses/research and delegate visits including, FermiLab (Chicago), UKCA Yorkshire, CERN (Switzerland), Boulby Underground Dark Matter Laboratory, Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Boston University, Kentucky University, Sydney University, University of Edinburgh, St Gallen's University (Switzerland), Beijing University, HBS, DRDO, BrahMos Missile Project, Toyota Motors (Georgetown), George Washington University, Mahindra, NITI Aayog, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and many other leading institutions across the world. He has been a host to several Nobel Laureates and Astronauts in his shows.