Friday, September 21, 2012

2012-09-21: Ends of the Universe

World end in fire?
Cosmology gives answers
Or world end in ice?

This is a lecture I love to give about the many different ways science tells us the end might come.  It also lets me reference an old saying I said way too often that everything I was doing was simply speeding up the coming of the Heat Death of the Universe.  If you are not versed in poetry [actually, I'm not either I just have  a few favorites] this haiku is my attempt to give tribute to Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice" that I use to end the lecture.

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