Santa Fe Institute

Why is Time a One-Way Street?

Community Event

June 26, 2013
7:30 PM
James A. Little Theater

Why is Time a One-Way Street?

Anyone can see that the past is different from the future.  Anyone, that is, but theoretical physicists, whose equations do not seem to distinguish the past from the future. How, then, do physicists understand the "arrow of time" — the fact that the past and future are so different?  Leonard Susskind will discuss the  paradox of time's arrow and how physicists and cosmologists view it today.

Leonard Susskind is Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank

Watch it on our live webcast on SFI's YouTube Page 

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Purpose: Community Event

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Seminars & colloquia are geared for scientists but free & open to the interested public.
  • * All other SFI events are by invitation only.
  • * Note: We are unable to accommodate members of the public for SFI's limited lunch service; you're welcome to bring your own.

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