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The Beginning and The End: History of Modern Cosmology
The history of astrophysics and cosmology will be illustrated using a combination of PowerPoint images, online readings, and discussion. A recommended book is Lillian Lieber’s “The Education of T. C. Mits.” Among the topics are the development of instruments and technology for cosmology, the division between theory in Europe and observation in the U.S., serendipitous discovery, Einstein and the battles over relativity, the discovery of the “big bang” and the expanding universe, the influence of emigration, war, and big science on “pure” science, cosmological controversies, personalities and research agendas, women cosmologists and the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy. Rudi Linder has taught courses on the history of astrophysics and cosmology for nearly forty years at the UM. CLASS CANCELLED ON FEBRUARY 6.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 01/23/2018 - 03/13/2018
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center - Conference Room D
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Suite C,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Lindner Rudi
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED