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The Mystery of Time

A Dialogue Between a Physicist and Historian of Science

Arizona State University, Marston Theater
What is time? Can science alone provide an answer? In 1922, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson, the world’s leading scientist and philosopher at the time, met for a face-to-face conversation about the nature of time. Einstein argued that the only time is the physicist’s time, while Bergson call him to question. There are other dimensions to time, he argued, beyond the scientific one. Where do we stand on this conversation today? Have we made progress in unveiling time’s mystery? Join award-winning physicist Paul Davies, director of ASU’s Beyond Center and author of the book About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution, and award-winning historian and philosopher of science Jimena Canales, author of The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time, for a conversation mediated by physicist Marcelo Gleiser that promises to illuminate, intrigue, and inspire. 

A workshop with the speakers will be held following the dialogue.
Both the dialogue and the workshop are free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

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