The web is a great place to find some educational resources about many scientific topics. Some authors are publishing videos of super high quality, both accurate and entertaining. Though browsing YouTube to find the great ones can be difficult (clickbaits are all around…). In this short post, I just wanted to share three of my favorite channels.
Crash course is a YouTube channel started by John and Hank Green with plenty of series. I really loved the Computer Science one! Carrie Anne Philbin is hosting it with a great expertise and enthousiasm. Watching all the episodes, you will have a quick history of the field of computers, a good view on the main parts of the architecture of processors and computers, and some information about the main application fields and current hot topic. If you like it as I did, you can then binge the AI crash course to discover AI/ML in a step-by-step and fun way.
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
With close to 14 millions subscribers, Kurzgesagt is already super well-known! So in case you missed it so far, go watch their videos. The production is setting a super high standard! It has a very scientific angle and really tries to explain things as gradually as possible. You don’t need much background knowledge, yet they are able to teach you new things every time! Their ant videos are fascinating, the Fermi paradox ones are great as well, and of course, you can’t miss the Coronavirus one!
A recent discovery for me, 3blue1brown by Grant Sanderson, is a bit more demanding in terms of initial scientific knowledge, in this case maths. I started with the Neural Network one as I was looking for some good explanation on the main principles. I was blown away by the quality of the video and the clarity of the explanation! I then watched The hardest problem on the hardest test and the Essence of calculus playlist and here again, astonishing work by Grant. This will make you love maths if you don’t already!