Tuesday 14th of January 2020, 16:45-17:45, followed by a small reception/coctail.
Chow Yei Ching Building - G/F - Lecture theatre CBA, Pokfulam Road, Computer Science Department, HKU
Speaker: Carlo Rovelli
Professor of exceptional class at the University of Aix-Marseille, France,
Director of Quantum Gravity laboratory of the CNRS Center for Theoretical Physics, Marseille, France
Talk Title: `What is time?'
Abstract: `Time' is something very familiar to all of us. But the physics of the XX century has discovered that time works quite differently from what we usually think. In this conference I will review what have learned a lot about the nature of time, but also the mysteries surrounding this notion that are still open. These mysteries are connected with many questions about the universe that are still open, like the fate of black holes, the nature of heat, the reason past is different form future, and the nature of our consciousness.
The talk is open for all and there is no registration required. Please let us know in advance of an intention to come with groups of students larger than ~10 persons, so to estimate attendance and ensure we have enough sitting space for all.
The QISS HKU Workshop will be held at the Island Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong.
The airport express train/metro line is the most convenient way from the airport to town, getting on and off at the Hong Kong station is probably the safest and convenient option. They service all flight schedules. It is then a 15 minutes taxi ride to the hotel.
On departure you can check in and drop off luggages at the Hong Kong metro station before taking the train to the airport.