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TOPIC: Mindscape 149 | Lee Smolin on Time, Philosophy, and the Nature of Reality by Lee Smolin [refresh]
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Blogger Lee Smolin wrote on Mar. 25, 2022 @ 00:23 GMT
The challenge to a theoretical physicist pushing beyond our best current theories is that there are too many ways to go. What parts of the existing paradigm do you keep, which do you discard, and why make those choices? Among today’s theorists, Lee Smolin is unusually reflective about what principles should guide us in the construction of new theories. And he is happy to suggest radical revisions to well-established ideas, in areas from the nature of time to the workings of quantum mechanics. We talk about time, the universe, the role of philosophy, a new picture of spacetime, and the future of physics.

Lee Smolin received his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University. He is currently on the faculty of the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, where he was a founding member. Among his awards are the Majorana Prize, the Klopsteg Memorial Award, and the Buchalter Cosmology Prize. He is the author of several books, most recently Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum.

Keywords: #Consciousness #Smolin #Carroll

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Apr. 30, 2022 @ 12:45 GMT
Hi Professor Smolin,

I liked a lot your general ideas and analysis about this spacetime, the theories and the philosophy. I believe that all is there in fact , we must find deeper roads it is mainly a philosophical problem considering the origin of this universe and its reality. Thanks for sharing, best regards

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