he question of the nature of time has been part of human intellectual exploration of our world throughout recorded history. Time both attracts and repels investigation: attracts because there is nothing more fundamental to our subjective experience than its temporality and repels because time is a notoriously difficult concept to pin down. Professor Fay Dowker explains what our current best scientific theory about time, General Relativity, tells us about its nature - and what it can’t yet tell us about our human experience of it. The lecture will explore the history and future of time from Newtonian-model physics to quantum gravity, and the fascinating possibilities emerging from the world of cutting-edge theoretical physics.
Prof Fay Dowker is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Her doctorate in wormholes and quantum cosmology was supervised Stephen Hawking and she recently appeared as a guest on Radio 4’s The Life Scientific with Jim Al-Khalili.
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