Free Online Courses – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or EPFL as it is often referred to, is a premier research university in Lausanne, Switzerland. This educational institute is also known for technology transfers to corporates.

With a ranking of 14 on a worldwide basis École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne offers several useful online courses. While some of the courses are taught only in French, however there are several in English as well.

We shall have a look at some of these.

  • The Multi-scale brain: As much as the universe has been a challenge for scientists to comprehend, so has the human brain. Many eminent scientists agree they know only about 4 percent of both of these. The course helps you explore the role of genes, channels, cells, microcircuits and regions of the brain related to different behaviour and also perception, action and the changes while asleep and awake.
  • Groundscape Architecture Design Lab, re-thinking cities underground: Constructing under the surface of the earth has always been of interest to architects. This is a new field of research for architects and designers and investigates the gamut of possibilities that are under the surface of existing cities. Many of the top research institutions also hold seminars on Groundscape, each year.
  • Introduction to Astrophysics: There is so little we know about our universe. The course takes you through the physical phenomena, the planets, stars and even the cosmic filaments and galaxy clusters. There is a fair amount of practical observation and there are also a profuseness of theories.

It would be worth your while to look up this link for more courses offered by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

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