SFI Lecture: Learn Why Time is a One-Way Street

Leonard Susskind

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute will present a Community Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the James A. Little Theater at SFI, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

Leonard Susskind, director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics will speak on the topic, “Why is Time a One-Way Street?” Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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, Susskind writes in his abstract. 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.

The 2013 Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series is made possible through the support of of Los Alamos National Bank.

You can participate in SFI’s 2013 Community Lectures live online. To watch this lecture as it happens, visit SFI’s YouTube page.