05/17/2013

Resetting the Theory of Time

20:37 minutes

Generations of physicists have claimed that time is an illusion. But not all agree. In his new book, Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that time exists—and it’s key to understanding the evolution of the universe.

Segment Guests

Lee Smolin

Lee Smolin is author of Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) and founding and senior faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.