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Next Physics Colloquium Event 21st November: "From Randomness to the Arrow of Time"

15 November 2022

An invitation to attend the next event in our Physics Colloquium series.

Venue: 3.21 Berry Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Labs Building, Tyndall Ave, 3pm

We would like to invite you to attend the Physics Colloquium, which will be held at 3pm on Mondays in 3.21, the Berry Lecture Theatre. The colloquia will be followed by tea and coffee in the staff coffee room. We hope to see you there!

The most imminent event in the series, on the 21st of November, will be presented by Dr. Lena Zuchowski. Click here for a PDF of the abstract: Colloquium Poster 21st November 2022 (PDF, 469kB)

Abstract: The talk will trace the roots of different versions of the entropy-based Arrow of Time. It will be demonstrated that there are at least three different derivational routes to an Arrow of Time: starting from the Thermodynamic Entropy and inductively deriving the Empirical 2nd Law to ground the Empirical Arrow of Time; starting from a notion of randomness, which acts as a desiderata on the definition of Boltzmann and Gibbs Entropy, from which one can deductively derive the Statistical 2nd and then ground either the Universal Statistical Arrow of Time or the Local Statistical Arrow of Time


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