Demetrios Matsakis | Theories of Time

13 February, 2018

Philosophers have speculated on the nature of time for millennia. Einstein brought the question to a new level, but today many scientists and philosophers think they have an even deeper understanding. Unfortunately they don’t always agree with each other. An equationless review of some of these theories was presented by Demetrios Matsakis and allowed us to decide what to believe.

Demetrios Matsakis manages the Time Service Department of the US Naval Observatory, which uses over 100 atomic clocks to set the time for GPS and much of the world. His talk during the Athens Science Festival 2017 took place with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Greece.