Time in Cosmology

  • Starts: 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Friday, October 18, 2013
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Boston University’s Center for Philosophy and History of Science presents the Robert S. Cohen Forum Time in Cosmology Is time real? What is the status of time in cosmology? Are physical laws timeless or could they evolve? Could changing our views about the status of time and laws in cosmology help us solve the problem of quantum gravity? This second session of the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science will explore some of the fundamental questions raised by Lee Smolin's recent book Time Reborn. 1pm Time and Law in Cosmology Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) 2pm Realism without Reification: How to Believe in Becoming Jenann Ismael (Philosophy, University of Arizona) 3pm A Universe in which Everything Changes Sooner or Later Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Law School, Harvard University) 4pm Cosmological Laws without Real Time Chris Smeenk (Philosophy, University of Western Ontario) All Center for Philosophy and History of Science events are free and open to the public.
Location:
The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd
Contact Name:
Erin Seeba

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