The professor and theoretical physicist at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Lee Smolin discusses his new book Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe (Knopf, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
|Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin (Knopf, 2013).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
I don’t think I ever took any physics classes in school, and if I probably did I’ve forgotten it already. Joining me now is one of the world’s foremost theoretical physicists. He’s got a new book out called Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe. I’ve started it, but I’m probably in over my head, so I’ll ask Lee Smolin to tell us about his book, why we should read it, and what exactly his hypothesis is, and how it diverges from the laws of physics as commonly held. Lee Smolin is a founding faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Toronto, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo, and a graduate faculty member in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. He has published hundreds of scientific papers, and three previous books, The Trouble with Physics, The Life of the Cosmos, and Three Roads to Quantum Gravity. His website is at www.leesmolin.com. This new book is published by Knopf. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Vancouver today, Lee Smolin; Professor Smolin, good morning.