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Time Reborn - From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe-logo

Time Reborn - From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

Lee Smolin

What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face-from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles-come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond-from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.

What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face-from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles-come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond-from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.
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What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face-from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles-come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond-from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Pratt

Length:

10h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

48:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:39


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

49:08


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

30:13


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:39


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:40


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

20:40


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

40:49


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

34:15


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:08


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

17:26


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

40:07


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

49:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

34:29


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

31:01


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

28:30


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

48:20


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

00:47