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Cosmology, Cultures, and the Big Bang

Physics/Astro Auditorium

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to learn how different cultures explain the origins of the Universe? Join us for a lecture by Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy, about the Big Bang theory of cosmology, followed by a panel discussion with UW faculty and students who will compare the Big Bang theory — the scientific story of the Universe’s creation — to origin stories from Daoism, Greek mythology, the Renaissance, the early Islamic world, and early Hinduism. Free, but registration required. Registration opens April 1 at www.artsci.washington.edu/equals.