Introduction to the Big Bang Theory
48 minutes 41 seconds
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
It has been less than a century since we learned that the universe is constantly expanding. Prior to that, it was assumed to be in a static structure. In this talk, intended for non-scientists and scientists alike, Michael Crosser explores the fundamental measurements that led astronomers to understand the nature of the universe and to agree on its origins, a model commonly called the Big Bang Theory. This presentation is part of a five-lecture series focusing on different aspects of astronomy and cosmology.
Crosser, Michael S., "Introduction to the Big Bang Theory" (2013). iFOCUS Science Colloquium Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 9.