Looking to the Skies: Modern Cosmology and the Maya - UCTV - University of California Television
Looking to the Skies: Modern Cosmology and the Maya
Premiere Date: 6/6/2013; 6 minutes


Copy the following code and paste it into your web page to embed this video:

Berkeley Lab astrophysicists and Nobel laureates, George Smoot and Saul Perlmutter -- joined by Berkeley Lab physicist Eric Linder and UC anthropologist Gerardo Aldana -- explore the cultural and scientific connections between Mayan astronomers and modern cosmologists as they look to the skies for answers to how the universe evolved, how it might end, and our place in it. The fundamental human curiosity about our origins and fate, a quest that persists across time and cultures, has been enriched by recent discoveries about dark energy, the Big Bang, and the accelerating universe. New knowledge has only increased our sense of wonder about the cosmos and deepened our appreciation for what the Mayans achieved using only the naked eye. (#25370)

add a comment

facebook comments
Sign up for UCTV's monthly e-newsletter:
contact
contact info

feedback

press

watch
where to watch

videos & podcasts

live stream

retransmission

more info
about uctv

faqs

program contributors

university of california

sitemap

follow



©2012 Regents of the University of California. All right reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use.