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Santa Fe Institute
Fundamentals of Time in Physical & Adaptive Systems Panel


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:30PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe Institute<br>Fundamentals of Time in Physical & Adaptive Systems Panel
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What could be more mysterious, more precious, and more fleeting than time? Heraclitus described time "as a game played beautifully by children," Albert Einstein declared "time is an illusion," and Jane Austen wrote that "time will explain."

Science has sought to explain time in terms of clocks, space, energy, perception and convenience. Everyone agrees that we do not have enough of it, and that we perceive it to be moving faster year by year.

This panel will discuss the challenges of time in physics, biology, and culture. Panelists will focus on the idea that time flies forward, like an arrow, as a way of distinguishing what we call "the past" from "the future." They will discuss the latest understanding of the relationship between the arrow of time, entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics as they move from physics fundamentals to time and information in adaptive systems. Along the way, they will also reflect on limits to mortality.

Featuring David Krakauer, James Hartle, Sean Carroll and moderated by Jennifer Ouellette.

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