Translate AMICOR contents if you like

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The End of the Universe

The Science of How the Universe Will End, in a Poetic Animation

The lyrical symmetry of how the cosmos was born, how it will die, and what to make of the mystery in between.
“Death,” wrote Rilke in a beautiful 1923 letter“is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.” The beloved poet may well have been a secret astrophysicist, for his immortal words contain the poetics of the universe’s birth, its eventual death, and the enchanting mystery of the cosmic blink between the two.
That poetic and enthralling science is what South African cosmologist and TED Fellow Renée Hložek explores in this fascinating animated short from TED-Ed:
Lest we forget, “thinking about death clarifies your life” — what is true on the scale of the personal seems at least as true on the scale of the cosmic.
Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. It comes out on Sundays and offers the week’s best articles. Here’s what to expect. Like? Sign up.

No comments: