70,000 registered students for the online course Gravity!

Already 70 000 registered students! A great success for the first English-speaking online course (MOOC) of Paris Diderot University on the mysteries of gravity: Big Bang, black holes, expansion of the universe …

Classes start on Monday 26 but learners can join until December 6, 2015 on the social learning platform FutureLearn,  the first UK-based provider of massive, open online courses.

Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn said: “I am delighted that Paris Diderot’s first course on FutureLearn has captivated such a large international audience. With nearly 70,000 learners, Gravity! is FutureLearn’s biggest science course to date. It’s my hope that we can continue enable more  French institutions to reach our global community of learners.”

Gravity! is for all those curious about the mysteries of the Universe and invites them to understand, without any prerequisite in physics, the foundations of Einstein’s theory that makes gravity “the engine of the Universe”

The course is free and registration is open to everyone.


See French press release about the success of Mooc Gravity!