"Time, Gravity and Quantum Mechanics"

Dr. William G. Unruh
University of British Columbia


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.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
IQSE Seminar Room, 12:00 Noon
(578 MPHY)

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Sandwich lunch to be served at 11:30 a.m.

Host: Dr. Marlan Scully