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Below is a list of the latest lectures, but to find whole courses please select a school from the menu on the right.
Lecture 11: Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin
Posted in Stanford University
Rocco Mancinelli, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, discusses how recent research has is expanding our understanding of how organisms can survive and evolve outside of planet Earth.
Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday
Posted in Stanford University
Professor Lynn Rothschild and Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, discuss Charles Darwin's career, from his childhood to the end of his life. Naturally, the theory of evolution is also addressed.
Lecture 9: The Search for Life on Mars
Posted in Stanford University
Dr. Janice Bishop (of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and the NASA Ames Research Center) discusses the mineralogy and geology of Mars and the active search for life on the red planet.
Lecture 8: Catastrophic Impacts in Earth's History
Posted in Stanford University
There are few events with a greater consequence than an asteroid impact. David Morrison, NASA Lunar Science Institute, discusses the discovery of the impact that caused the last mass extinction and explains NASA's research on the danger of future events.
Lecture 7: How Predictable Is Evolution?
Posted in Stanford University
This lecture discusses the predictability of evolution in regards to the world today. By reviewing the history of biological adaptation on Earth we gain much insight into topics like convergent evolution.
Lecture 6: Life in Extreme Environments
Posted in Stanford University
Professor Lynn Rothschild discusses the life and evolution of extremophiles and their relevance to the initial evolution of life and the possibilities of biospheres on even extreme worlds.

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1. Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations
1. Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations

(In this lecture Edmund Bertschinger tackles Einstein's Field Equations, revealing the history of our understanding of curved spacetime and the mathematical and physical implications of this discovery.)
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Category: M.I.T.
2. Lecture 6: Cosmic Structure Formation, From Inflation to Galaxies
2. Lecture 6: Cosmic Structure Formation, From Inflation to Galaxies

(This lecture provides an indepth examination of the formation of the universe. It is quite extensive in its coverage of the expansion of the cosmos and the illusive dark matter and dark energy.)
Hits: 5307
Category: M.I.T.
3. Lecture 5: Evolution
3. Lecture 5: Evolution

(Professor Lynn Rothschild discusses evolution in the context of space and time, focusing on the emergence of life in the context of planetary formation on Earth and possibly elsewhere, and the evolution of intelligence in here and beyond.)
Hits: 5266
Category: Stanford University
4. Lecture 01: Organization of the Body
4. Lecture 01: Organization of the Body

(Professor Diamond begins this biology lecture with a piece on the human brain (using a preserved specimen), then launches into a discussion into the basics of the muscular system. Includes - functional types, muscle origins and insertions.)
Hits: 5187
Category: Berkeley
5. Lecture 30: The Human Eye
5. Lecture 30: The Human Eye

(This segment begins with the histology of the cerebral cortex before moving onto the eye. This class shows the development of the eye, the structure of the retina, and an overview of accessory systems.)
Hits: 5101
Category: Berkeley
6. Lecture 1: Introduction to Black Holes and Astrophysics
6. Lecture 1: Introduction to Black Holes and Astrophysics

(This introductory lecture provides an overview of the course and introduces students to the general principals behind the structure of the universe and spacetime.)
Hits: 5072
Category: M.I.T.
7. Lecture 1: Introduction To Philosophy of Film
7. Lecture 1: Introduction To Philosophy of Film

(In this first session Prof. Irving Singer goes over the syllabus and course requirements, before skimming over the basics of philosophy and film, Jean Cocteau, film as a cultural communication device, and recommended readings.)
Hits: 5061
Category: M.I.T.
8. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism
8. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism

(This lecture shows the importance and relevance of studying film. It presents mathematics as a form of abstract art, breaks down the style and method of realism and formalism, outlines the differences and similarities between film and photography.)
Hits: 5024
Category: M.I.T.
9. Lecture 1: Introduction To Particle Physics
9. Lecture 1: Introduction To Particle Physics

(Leonard Susskind gives the introductory lecture of a course that will explore the newest revolutions in particle physics. This class explores the properties of light, particles and the quantum field theory.)
Hits: 4930
Category: Stanford University
10. Lecture 4: X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes
10. Lecture 4: X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes

(In this MIT lecture, Jeffrey McClintock unveils stellar mass black holes. He extensively covers phenomenon such as schwarzschind black holes, the pulsing revolutions of X-ray binaries, and the general importance of black holes to physics.)
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Category: M.I.T.

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1. Lecture 6: Diary Equation & Higgs Particles
1. Lecture 6: Diary Equation & Higgs Particles

(Leonard Susskind continues elaborating the subject of quantum field theory, including, the diary equation and the hypothetical Higgs Bosons - the particle responsible for mass.)
Rating: 2.94
Category: Stanford University
2. Lecture 7: Angular Momentum
2. Lecture 7: Angular Momentum

(Wrapping up the coverage of the quantum field theory, Professor Leonard Susskind discusses the theory behind angular momentum and the relevant mathematics. )
Rating: 2.91
Category: Stanford University
3. Lecture 24: Development Of The Nervous System
3. Lecture 24: Development Of The Nervous System

(This lecture goes over the classification of neurons and the terminology of neuron clusters before shifting into the development of the nervous system. It then discusses the development and divisions of neural tubes. )
Rating: 2.9
Category: Berkeley
4. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism
4. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism

(This lecture shows the importance and relevance of studying film. It presents mathematics as a form of abstract art, breaks down the style and method of realism and formalism, outlines the differences and similarities between film and photography.)
Rating: 2.9
Category: M.I.T.
5. Lecture 3: The Search for Other Earths and Life in the Universe
5. Lecture 3: The Search for Other Earths and Life in the Universe

(Geoff Marcy, Co-Investigator on Kepler Team and UC Berkeley Professor of Astronomy, discusses the efforts of the Keplar Teams to locate earth-like planets by observing orbit, doppler shift, and the dimming of Upsilon Andromedae.)
Rating: 2.89
Category: Stanford University
6. Lecture 13: Advanced Life Support Systems
6. Lecture 13: Advanced Life Support Systems

(John Hogan, Bioengineering Branch NASA Ames Research Center, discusses modern research into life support systems and technologies that could be used to create a regenerative and sustainable environment in space.)
Rating: 2.89
Category: Stanford University
7. Lecture 12: Hematology I
7. Lecture 12: Hematology I

(Hematology is the branch of medicine that deals with blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. This discusses topics including plasma, multiple sclerosis, and erythropoiesis (the process by which red blood cells are formed).)
Rating: 2.89
Category: Berkeley
8. Lecture 30: The Human Eye
8. Lecture 30: The Human Eye

(This segment begins with the histology of the cerebral cortex before moving onto the eye. This class shows the development of the eye, the structure of the retina, and an overview of accessory systems.)
Rating: 2.89
Category: Berkeley
9. Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday
9. Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday

(Professor Lynn Rothschild and Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, discuss Charles Darwin's career, from his childhood to the end of his life. Naturally, the theory of evolution is also addressed.)
Rating: 2.88
Category: Stanford University
10. Lecture 9: Equations of Quantum Field Theory
10. Lecture 9: Equations of Quantum Field Theory

(In this lecture Leonard Susskind tackles the motion of fields containing particles and quantum field theory. He also shows how basic processes are coded by a Lagrangian.)
Rating: 2.88
Category: Stanford University