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Time travel: Its implications for physics and philosophy

The Australian National University

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEST)

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The idea of time travel has become quite familiar from many science fiction stories, movies, and television shows. However, there is also a serious side to the issue of time travel for the laws of physics do not rule it out. Indeed, the very possibility of time travel
has implications for both physical science and our view of reality.

This lecture will begin by explaining how time travel might be done (as allowed by modern physics) and will then proceed to examine the implications of time travel for the future of physics and our understanding of the universe.

Dr Peter Riggs is a Visiting Fellow in the ANU Department of Quantum Science, and has previously held teaching and research positions at other Australian universities. His research interests include the foundations of physics, the philosophy of space and time, and methodology of science. Dr Riggs’s books include: Quantum Causality: Conceptual Issues in the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics (2009) and Whys and Ways of Science: Introducing Philosophical and Sociological Theories of Science (1992).

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Theatre 3
Manning Clark Centre
Union Court, ANU
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEST)


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The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. ANU is home to an interconnected community of scholars. The University is located in the heart of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

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