What Makes Up The Universe?

What Makes Up The Universe?

“The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir usthere is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, or falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” –Carl Sagan

One of the greatest things we can do — when we study and learn the story of the Universe — is simply to tell that story, as best as modern science allows us to. Earlier this week, I had a chance to do this in front of a small, intimate audience at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club here in Portland, OR. Here’s a video of the entire talk — complete with Q&A at the end — for your enjoyment.

I hope you like it!

7 thoughts on “What Makes Up The Universe?

  1. Although I’m sure they exist in your sundry postings, would it be possible to add the various slides/pictures to a file to accompany this lecture? The slides are kinda washed out in the video. Thanks

  2. jstackpo,

    Unfortunately, the amount of effort it takes to translate a talk into a good blog post is far greater than the amount it would take to simply write a good blog post.

    The talk exists as-is, and I’ll be happy — whenever I give a talk that is recorded and shared publicly with better audio/video — to post that as well, of any-and-all of my talks. Sorry that the quality isn’t better!

  3. I thought it was kinda funny that I could visualize all the graphs and pictures you were using, from reading your blog. =D

    For the Hubble Deep Field one I just turned around and looked at my wall. Favorite. Astronomy. Picture. Ever.

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