Astronomy Seminar 2

VIHE Seminar: Gita Nagari, PA - 1990 / (206)

The second presentation of the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education seminar on astronomy focuses upon “the nature of matter.” Thompson begins by examining a number of mathematical relatively sophisticated constructs found in Vedic texts, such as the Pythagorean theorem, accurate estimates for pi, and complex algebraic and trigonometric calculations. He then expands the discussion with a review of Vedic accounts of multi-dimensional space that sound more reminiscent of Einstein’s analysis of curved space, and as such appear in marked contrast to the limited experience of matter as “little bits of 3D stuff.”