Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

A preview of ChronoZoom, a timeline tool that visualizes the history of the Earth, Cosmos, Life and Humanity led by Professor Walter Alvarez, is now available.

Friday, June 1, 2012

ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity. It is a collaboration between a team at Berkeley led by Professor Walter Alvarez and Microsoft Research and Moscow State University in Russia. ChronoZoom was developed to make time relationships between different studies of history clear and vivid. In the process, it provides a framework for exploring related electronic resources. It thus serves as a “master timeline” tying together all kinds of specialized timelines and electronic resources, and aspires to bridge the gap between humanities and the sciences and to bring together and unify all knowledge of the past. For more information, and to try ChronoZoom beta, visit