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Talk: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU)

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, Room 021.

11.07.2019 18:00  – 20:00 

Title:

The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy

Abstract:

I introduce a sequence which I call indefinite: a sequence every element of which has a successor but whose number of elements is bounded; this is no contradiction. I then consider the possibility of space and time being indefinitely divisible. This is theoretically possible and agrees with experience. If this is space and time’s structure, then even if the laws of nature are deterministic, the behaviour of physical systems will be probabilistic. This approach might also shed light on directionality in time and other physical phenomena.