4,000 Years of Cosmology

8/2/01


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4,000 Years of Cosmology

What is Cosmology?

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Before people could understand the history of the Universe, they had to know its geography...

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What’s Popular is Not Always Right, and What’s Right is Not Always Popular

What’s Popular is Not Always Right, and What’s Right is Not Always Popular

The Ideas of Ptolemy

Copernican Theory

Tycho Brahe

New “Eyes” on the Skies

Saving Face

Saving Face

Big Bang

Big Bang; As We Now Know It

George Gamow

Hey Look at Me… I’m Expanding!

What Hubble Saw

Edwin Hubble

Why Do We Believe the Big Bang Theory?

Other Theories

Steady State Theory

Steady State Theory (cont)

Evidence Against the Steady State Theory

Basking in The Afterglow

Penzias and Wilson

Inflation Solves Some Big Bang Problems

Accelerating Expansion?

Accelerating Expansion

HST Observations of Distant Supernova

What Drives the Acceleration?

Author: kara granger

Email: laura.whitlock@sonoma.edu

Home Page: http://perry.sonoma.edu/~whitlock