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Unformatted text preview: there wondering, fearing. (E.A. Poe, The Raven ) We don t know what > 90% of universe is made of !!! Universe on the Grandest Scale: in the computer 2.4 billion lightyears Millennium (Supercomputer-) Simulation (Springel et al. 2005) The expansion of the Universe is accelerating! Dark energy drives the cosmic acceleration! 14 Cosmic Calendar: Human History in Perspective 3 History of Astronomy: The Story of Humanity Auguste Rodin, The Thinker (1880) M. C. Escher, Bond of Union (1956) Q: Have we made any progress? How to measure progress?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2010 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08