Calendars from Mesopotamia to the Maya to Mars

Relatore:  Nachum Dershowitz
  giovedì 27 gennaio 2011 alle ore 15.45 15:45 caffè e pasticcini, ore 16:00 inizio seminario -- Aula F, Ca' Vignal 1

This talk will explain the underpinnings of the major types of
calendars: solar (Gregorian, Julian, Persian, Hindu); lunar (Islamic);
lunisolar (Chinese, Hebrew, Hindu); cyclical (Mayan, Balinese). It
will concentrate on computational features of calendrical
calculations, but also dwell on historical and cultural aspects.
 


Referente
Maria Paola Bonacina

Data pubblicazione
4 gennaio 2011

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