Examining Time: A Conversation with Lee Smolin

June 22, 2021|
Examining Time: A Conversation with Lee Smolin by Howard Burton


This book is based on an in-depth conversation between Howard Burton and Lee Smolin who is a faculty member of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The basis of this wide-ranging conversation are Lee Smolin’s books Life of the Cosmos and Time Reborn. This detailed discussion offers an investigation of time, both what it is and how the true nature of it impacts our world and future and provides behind-the scenes insights into the development of Lee Smolin’s groundbreaking theory on the nature of time.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Full Circle, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. Physics via Architecture - The power of Einstein

II. Justifying the Laws - Two possibilities

III. Collaboration - Physics meets politics

IV. Rolling Up Our Sleeves - Towards overcoming tautologies

V. Cosmological Natural Selection - Evolutionary details

VI. The Meta-law Dilemma - Harder and harder

VII. Scientific Impact - Implications, applications and responses

VIII. Making A Difference - The heart of the matter

About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series (100 books):

Presented in an accessible, conversational format, Ideas Roadshow books not only explore frontline academic research featuring world-leading researchers, including 3 Nobel Laureates, but also reveal the inspirations and personal journeys behind the research. Howard Burton holds a PhD in physics and an MA in philosophy, and was the Founding Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Title:Examining Time: A Conversation with Lee Smolin
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:June 22, 2021
Publisher:Open Agenda Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771701457

Recently Viewed