CfA Colloquium: December 12, 2002

Speaker: Noel M. Swerdlow (U. Chicago)

Title: The Requirements for Scientific Cosmology
Illustrated by the First Scientific Cosmology, Ptolemy's

Abstract: Ptolemy's cosmology was the first to meet rigorous scientific standards and remains to this day the most strictly empirical of any cosmology. It also provided a detailed description of the universe reflected in literature and art for nearly fifteen hundred years.