1 a.m. OnlineJoin us online for the first of three annual one-day workshops in which we will bring together a network of scientists and philosophers from around the world working on foundational problems relating to the arrow of time in theoretical physics (with a focus in particular on quantum mechanics and the nature of entanglement and decoherence in open quantum systems and the quantum-classical transition), philosophy and biology. The talks are meant to be deliberately speculative and focus on current problems and open issues in the field. Speakers include Paul Davies, Sean Carroll and Carlo Rovelli. This workshop will be held online, is free and will encourage debate amongst delegates. THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022 9:45am - 6pm British Summer Time (GMT+1)
12 p.m.In 1974, Paul Davies published his first book, The Physics of Time Asymmetry. Now, almost half a century later, he is one of a team of researchers that includes Jim Al-Khalili who are working on a new research programme to explore the origins of the arrow of time. The two theoretical physicists discuss their new project in which they hope to answer two of the biggest questions in science: how does the arrow of time emerge from the quantum world, and does life utilise the time reversibility of the quantum realm to distinguish it from non-life?
12 p.m. Virtual - Based in LondonAt this event, Paul Davies presents on questions cosmologists have been asking since the ancient Greeks! Check the "Media" tab for more information on this lecture.
11 a.m. VirtualAre we alone in the universe? Have we ever made contact? Are we prepared to find out? Should we leave them alone? These topics of discussion will be covered during Universal Dialogues II: All that we don't know event! Follow the link to register and hear Paul Davies along with 3 other world-renowned experts talk about the universe!
4 p.m. — 5 p.m. ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16When Darwin explained evolution he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? Based on his latest book "The Demon in the Machine", Paul Davies will argue that an answer is at last in sight.