The Mathematics of Time

Christmas meeting

The Mathematics of Time

Saturday 8 December 2018 (All day)
Midlands Institute, Birmingham.

Provisional Programme

9.30 Coffee and Registration.

10.00am Introduction (Mark McCartney,  President).

10.05am Michael Wright: ‘Aspects of the Antikythera Mechanism, a Hellenistic astronomical gadget’.

10.50am Jim Bennett: ‘Henry Sutton's Horary Quadrants and his Aspirations as a Mathematician’.

11.35am Coffee.

11.55am Crosbie Smith: ‘Kelvin's Universe: Irreversibility, Dissipation and the Making of Energy Physics’.

12.40pm Lunch.

1.40pm Claudia Christalli: ‘Thought and Time as a Continuous Line: Charles S. Peirce's Mathematical Analysis of William James's “Stream of Consciousness”’.

2.30pm  Robert Lambourne: ‘Time, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension’.

3.15 pm Tea.

3.35pm Basil Hiley : ‘Towards a Theory of Time in Quantum Gravity’.

4.20pm Joan Vaccaro: ‘A New and Original Approach to Solving the Problem of the Violation of Time Symmetry’.

5.00pm Finish.

Cost includes tea, coffee and a convivial buffet lunch.

Non-member £35 BSHM/BMI  member £25 Under 25 years  £10

Tickets will also be available on the door, where we will accept cash but no cheques.