Course Details

Country: Australia
Course Title: The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life
Course Number: 300966.3
Course Description: Across the world and across history, humans have wondered about the universe, its history and evolution. From the Big Bang to the end of the Universe, from our own Solar System to the farthest superclusters of galaxies, our knowledge and understanding of the Universe in which we live is growing at an amazing rate. In this unit, we survey the cosmos from two different perspectives relating to complexity: The perspectives of Information and Life. From the information perspective, we examine the growth of complexity and structure in the universe, and consider the uses of information theory to understand cosmic evolution. We know that Life exists in the Universe, but know little about how common it might be - we consider the requirements for life to exist and the possibility of other life in the Universe by examining the cosmos at scales from planets to the universe. We consider cultural perspectives
Language: English
Approved Equivalent: INTS 295
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