Events List

DateEvent TypeSpeaker
04/02/2024Astro SeminarThales Gutcke [ + ]
04/02/2024Grad Pheno Journal Club [ + ]
04/03/2024ArXiv DiscussionHEP/Pheno Journal Club [ + ]
04/03/2024HEP SeminarTaewook Youn [ + ]
04/04/2024Physics Dept ColloquiumItai Cohen [ + ]
04/05/2024HEP Discussion SessionsZare [ + ]
04/09/2024Astro SeminarMatthew McQuinn [ + ]
04/10/2024Special SeminarOr Graur [ -- ]

Title: The Milky Way and the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the Sky
Abstract: The ancient Egyptians left us some of the earliest records of the night sky, where they noted the Sun, Moon, planets, and several constellations. Many of these objects are associated with, or personified by, certain gods (such as Re and the Sun). Yet how the Egyptians conceptualized the sky remains unclear. In a recent paper, I study this question by combining astronomical simulations of the Egyptian night sky, readings of ancient Egyptian religious texts (the Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts, and the Book of Nut), and anthropological studies of Milky Way creation stories from around the world. I find some evidence to associate the Milky Way with the Egyptian sky-goddess Nut and argue that the Milky Way was used to illuminate Nut's presence as the sky. (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
04/10/2024HEP SeminarClifford Cheung [ + ]
04/11/2024Physics Dept ColloquiumKaren Kasza [ + ]
04/12/2024HEP Discussion SessionsZare [ + ]
04/16/2024Grad Pheno Journal Club [ + ]
04/17/2024ArXiv DiscussionHEP/Pheno Journal Club [ + ]
04/17/2024HEP SeminarDeog Ki Hong [ + ]
04/17/2024Cosmic Happy HourTony Zhou [ + ]
04/18/2024Informal HEP TalkThomas Faulkner [ + ]
04/18/2024Physics Dept ColloquiumJohn Eiler [ + ]
04/19/2024Informal HEP TalkEdward Mazenc [ + ]
04/19/2024Special SeminarJohn Eiler [ + ]
04/19/2024HEP Discussion SessionsZare [ + ]
04/22/2024CCPP Brown BagDavid Hogg [ + ]
04/23/2024Astro SeminarNikhil Padmanabhan [ + ]
04/23/2024Grad Pheno Journal Club [ + ]
04/24/2024HEP SeminarT Daniel Brennan [ + ]
04/25/2024Oral DefenseNicholas Faucher [ + ]
04/25/2024Physics Dept ColloquiumDavid Awschalom [ + ]
04/29/2024CCPP Brown BagGiovanni Verza [ + ]
04/30/2024Astro SeminarAnna Suliga [ + ]
04/30/2024Grad Pheno Journal Club [ + ]