Time

The Fundamental Nature of Time and Change examines quantum descriptions of gravity in order to engage in philosophical questions of what one means by time and change. In previous years, they used a discrete theory of gravity called `causal set theory’ to decipher a philosophical understanding of this dynamical law, and have now published on this project. They now extend the same question into the field of network science, which concerns itself with the behavior of large networks such as the Internet, social and metabolic networks, and the brain.

Conveners are Christian Wuthrich (Philosophy) and David Rideout (Mathematics) with participation from Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics.

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For more information, contact Christian Wuthrich at wuthrich@ucsd.edu