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2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

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Did the Maya really predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012? Learn the true story behind this rumor, as noted hieroglyphics expert Mark Van Stone, author of “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya,” unlocks the secrets of the complex Mayan calendars.

The talk, which took place at the Museum on October 10, 2012, was hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 18 mins, 93 MB)

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2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate–Faster Than the Speed of Light

2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate–Faster Than the Speed of Light

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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity has been tested with ever-increasing precision since its publication in 1905. One of its key predictions is that only light itself can travel at the speed of light. While the theory does not forbid particles from moving faster, such particles must be traveling backward in time. 

In this podcast, join Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson and six of the world's leading voices in this scientific debate for the 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, “Faster Than the Speed of Light.” This year’s debate pitted some of the experimentalists who claimed to have discovered faster-than-light neutrinos against their strongest critics, and explored the ways that modern physicists are testing the fundamental laws of nature.

The panelists included: 

  • Dr. David Cline, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • 
Dr. Gian Giudice, Theoretical Physics Division, CERN
  • 
Dr. Sheldon Glashow, Department of Physics, Boston University
  • 
Dr. Chris Hegarty, MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development

  • Dr. Laura Patrizii, Department of Physics, University of Bologna

  • Dr. Gabriela González, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University

The debate was recorded at the Museum on March 20, 2012. Watch a video of the full program on AMNH.tv.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 50 mins, 132 MB)

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