It's About Time!
A place to discuss our evolving knowledge of the nature of time and causality. For physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, philosophers, and practicing engineers.
Spacetime is Doomed.
A relationship with time is intrinsic to everything we do within and between our networked computers. An assumption that time is a smooth, irreversible, global Newtonian/Minkowskian background is a common but rarely questioned belief in computer science; yet, physicists now know this model to be incorrect. Our guest speakers are all people who have thought deeply about the nature of time. We collectively realize that a new understanding could potentially revolutionize the way we approach physics, computer science, chemistry, neuroscience, and many other subjects.
(20 – May) -Björn Ekeberg – Challenges with Modern Cosmology & Implications for Time (Did the big bang happen?)
(27-May) – Bernardo Kastrup – Reality Is Essentially Mental
(10-June) – Robert G. Kennedy III – Clock Synchronization: The Killer Application for Swarming Proxima Centauri
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Meet Your Host
Paul Borrill is the founder and CEO of Daedaelus Corporation and is a leading industry expert on the foundations of resilient network and storage infrastructures. Paul has served on: Apple’s Infrastructure team. VP/CTO for VERITAS Software. VP/Chief Architect for Storage Systems at Quantum Corporation. Distinguished Engineer, Director of Architecture & Performance, and Chief Scientist for IR at Sun Microsystems.
Paul was educated In Physics at the University of Manchester, has a Ph.D. in Physics from University College London, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
“Many of the most intractable mysteries in cosmology, physics, and biology have to do with our insufficient understanding of time and its irreversibility in the face of the apparent symmetry of the laws of nature. A deeper understanding of time and related mysteries of entropy and causality may unlock new horizons in many disciplines at once. IAT is a weekly conversation where scientists, philosophers, and engineers meet to advance our understanding of time.”