What is time?


What is time?

Grip op tijd
What is time? For physicists trying to understand the universe this is one of the key questions. Theoretical physicist Prof. Renate Loll on the mysteries of time.

We experience time as a steady forward flow of moments. But in physics, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. Time, as Einstein showed, is affected by gravity and motion. On a scale much smaller than atoms, time may not exist at all. Theoretical physicist Prof. Renate Loll (RU) explains which questions about time science may be able to answer and why time may be key to understanding the universe.

This event is a livestream.

In collaboration with the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, faculty of Science and the faculty of Humanities (UU).


Date & time
Wednesday February 23 2022 (20:00-21:30)
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Grip op tijd

Wat is tijd, hoe praten we erover en wat betekent het voor de mens? Antwoorden vanuit de filosofie, psychologie, natuurkunde en geologie.