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Hanoch Ben-Yami

Becoming and Simultaneity in Special Relativity: On What Physics Can and Cannot Discover

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Helyszín: Budapest, 1014 Országház utca 30. (Pepita terem)
Időpont: 2014. szeptember 2. 16:00

Over the ages physics has time and again made surprising discoveries that have fundamentally changed our worldview. However, sometime physics’ claim have the air of paradox. ‘Change or becoming are an illusion according to Special Relativity’, for instance, or ‘there is no such thing as distant simultaneity in SR’. These, I claim, cannot be true. I go on to demonstrate why Rietdijk and Putnam’s well-known argument against becoming in Special Relativity is unsound, and also in what sense distant simultaneity is absolute in SR.