On the arrow of time: Shaping our universe

Join distinguished physicist David Jamieson as he reveals his insight into the arrow of time. One of the most enigmatic concepts of our Universe, it suggests that time is unidirectional and points from the past into the future. However, this outlook has puzzled scientists for centuries and has been the fuel for many a fierce debate. In this talk, David will explore the often-misunderstood concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics that distinguishes the past from the future.

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David Jamieson is a Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in physics at the University of Melbourne in 1985 and then spent 4 years working at Caltech (USA) and the University of Oxford (UK) as a postdoctoral research fellow. He served as President of the Australian Institute of Physics from 2005 to 2006 and as the convener of the national working group for the Decadal Plan for Physics in Australia.


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