Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science (6 Dec 2012) by UCL Sound published on 2012/12/18 14:36:44 +0000 Lunch hour Lectures - Autumn 2012 Prof Elizabeth Graham, Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology Dr Francisco Diego Quintana, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy Did the Classic Maya really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? What caused them to record a date that would occur over a thousand years into their future? This lecture reviews a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, specially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research into the formation, development and eventual destruction of entire solar systems, including ours. - UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at ucl.ac.uk.