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Time, Gravity and Quantum Mechanics
February 21, 201912:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CDT)

Time, Gravity and Quantum Mechanics


William Unruh (University of British Columbia)


Marlan Scully



Mitchell Physics Building

College Station, Texas 77843-4242

Event Details

In the 20the century, time came to play a central role in physics. It was not just a way to prevent everything from happening at once but came to play a central role itself in dynamics. Not only did it depend on motion (Special relativity) but gravity itself because explained by the inequable flow of time from place to place. In Quantum mechanics, on the other hand, it tended to play its traditional role. In this talk, I will review some of the issues which the overlap of its roles bared. From acceleration radiation to Hawking radiation, to analog gravity, understanding the central role of time has been crucial.

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