Harvard Mini-Workshop on the Foundations of Thermodynamics

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Date:  2020-07-15  -  2020-07-15

Location:  Zoom (based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)

For the next event in the Harvard Foundations of Physics series, I’m organizing an afternoon mini-workshop on the foundations of thermodynamics (via Zoom):

Wednesday, July 15
12-4pm, with informal introductions at 11:45 (East Coast time)
(The Zoom link and password will be sent out to those who register: https://forms.gle/dLqx9aQDhty3KEV57)

Here’s the detailed schedule:

11:45 – 12:00 – Informal introductions
12:00 – 1:00 – Orly Shenker – Hebrew University of Jerusalem – “Is everything physical? The entropy of computation and the computational theory of mind”
1:00 – 2:00 – Katie Robertson – University of Birmingham – “In Search of the Holy Grail: How to Reduce the Second Law of Thermodynamics”
2:00 – 3:00 – Eddy Keming Chen – University of California, San Diego – “Nomic Vagueness, the Past Hypothesis, and Time’s Arrow in a Quantum Universe”
3:00 – 4:00 – Open discussion

Each talk will be 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Best wishes,
Jacob Barandes

Department of Physics
Harvard University