New Scientist Live: will we ever understand the true nature of time?

 作者:华鹂     |      日期:2019-03-15 10:05:01
Pier Marco Tacca/Getty By New Scientist staff We spend it, waste it and never seem to have enough of it – but what exactly is time? In the quest to understand, we have developed super-accurate atomic clocks, probed the realm of quantum mechanics, and even messed with causality. Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at Aix-Marseille University in France, uses his time to try to figure out this most fundamental question, and he’s coming to share his answers at New Scientist Live. It’s a subject that touches a huge range of scientific disciplines, from the deep physics of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity to the neuroscience of how we humans experience the ticking seconds. Rovelli, best-selling author of The Order of Time and one of the world’s leading thinkers on time,