Calendars from Mesopotamia to the Maya to Mars


Supervisor
Nachum Dershowitz

Date and time
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 3:45 PM - 15:45 caffè e pasticcini, ore 16:00 inizio seminario -- Aula F, Ca' Vignal 1

Contact person
Maria Paola Bonacina

Publication date
January 4, 2011

Department
Computer Science  

Summary

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.
 


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