Published 25 February 2015 by Gero von der Stein

Mini Lecture: Cosmology

How has our picture of the universe developed in the history of cosmology?

Starting from the Big Bang Theory to the concept of the accelerating expansion of the universe, this Mini Lecture explores the evolutionary origin and development of the universe. Historical as well as up-to-date lecture snippets of the physicists George Smoot, Brian Schmidt and John Mather, all held at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, illustrate the concepts used to analyse the universe.

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Editorial note: At 07:09 min (German version: 07:15) in the video it should say “1988” instead of “1998”. The corrected version will be published soon.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are continuously producing short educational films called ‘Mini Lectures’ which are available in the Lindau Mediatheque and are now gradually being published on the Lindau Meeting´s YouTube channel.

Gero von der Stein

Gero von der Stein worked for the communications department of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings from 2013 to 2019. As head of communications, he was responsible for all public relations activities of the Council and the Foundation. Every summer during the Lindau Meetings, he is enthralled by the informal exchange between scientists from more than 80 countries.