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Untangling the mysteries of space and time

Julian Barbour

Untangling the mysteries of space and time The nature of space and time has puzzled thinkers for centuries and never more so than now. The big questions continue to grip us; is time an illusion? How is space structured? In this academy, acclaimed physicis

Start Date: 30th November 2023

About the Instructor

  • Julian Barbour

    Independent theoretical physicist working on new ways
    of understanding relativity and the foundational issues
    of the universe. His books include The End of Time.

Course Syllabus

  • Part one:: An Introduction to Time
    What are the mysteries of space and time? How can the Newton and Leibniz debate help our understanding today? Why do all phenomena in the universe unfold in the same direction even though the laws of nature do not distinguish a direction of time?
  • Part Two:: Physics outside the box
    How did time and the universe come into existence? What causes the collapse of the wave function and determines whether Schrödinger's cat is alive or dead?