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The Arrow of Time: Why is the Future Different from the Past?
July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
July Lectures in Physics
Over the past 50 years the July Lectures in Physics have addressed advances in physics. The arrow of time points relentlessly from the past into the future. But what is the arrow of time? What is the role of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics that compels entropy to always increase as time passes and so distinguishes the past from the future? This lecture looks at highlights from 50 years of our July Lectures where we have aimed to create order out of disorder, along with the physical understanding of the arrow of time.
This lecture is part of the 50th Anniversary of the July Lectures in Physics – Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Physics of the Future.
Professor David Jamieson, School of Physics, University of Melbourne