Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Julian Barbour
    Pages 17-26
  3. A. J. Short
    Pages 43-50
  4. Maximilian P. E. Lock, Ivette Fuentes
    Pages 51-68
  5. Dominik Janzing
    Pages 129-139

About this book


One of the most important questions concerning the foundations of physics, especially since the discovery of relativity and quantum theory, is the nature and role of time. In this book we bring together researchers from different areas of physics, mathematics, computer science and philosophy to discuss the role time plays in physics. There have been few books on this topic to date, and two of the key aims of the workshop and this book are to encourage more researchers to explore this area, and to pique students’ interest in the different roles time plays in physics.


time clocks entropy causality observables foundations

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato Renner
    • 1
  • Sandra Stupar
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68654-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68655-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0969
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0977
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