Earlier this week, Science benefited from the infamous “Colbert bump” when string theorist and Columbia University physics professor Brian Greene came onto The Colbert Report to announce World Science U., a new digital initiative that “aims to become the internet’s best source of courses focused exclusively on science.”
And did I mention: These courses will be free? And that the first two will be taught by Greene?
According to the interview, the first two classes are scheduled to be released online next week. Both will focus on the concept of relativity but one version of the class will provide a more conceptual perspective while the second class will include equations and math so that, in Greene’s words, “you can dig in deep.”
Interested in immersing yourself in the world of science? Sign up at World Science U.‘s website for more information.