The Nature of Entropy - Arrow of Time

August 1, 2022 - August 6, 2022
LMU Munich

Georg-von-Vollmar Academy
Kochel 82431

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University of Lausanne
American University in Cairo
Columbia University
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University of Lausanne
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

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Why is there an arrow of time in a universe guided, on the fundamental level, by time-symmetric microscopic laws? What role does entropy play in explaining the difference between past and future? Is the passage of time real or just a stubborn illusion?   The interdisciplinary summer school wants to tackle these questions head-on. By bringing together young researchers, graduate students, and internationally acclaimed experts working on statistical mechanics, quantum foundations, and the philosophy of science, we will investigate the nature of time in light of modern physics and clarify its relation to entropy. 

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March 15, 2022, 9:00am CET

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