David Albert - Intersecting Physics and Philosophy

The Nature of Time: Intersecting Physics and Philosophy

with David Albert

December 1, 2015 • 6-7PM

Low Memorial Library, Burden Room 206

  • David Z. Albert, Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy; M.A. Program Director in The Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Columbia University.

Renowned philosophy Professor David Albert joined the UCGT for a conversation on “The Nature of Time: Intersecting Physics and Philosophy.” The Talks with Professors series allows students to engage in casual and meaningful conversations with distinguished scholars in a laid-back, informal setting. Registration open to Columbia University students only.

About the Speaker

David Z. Albert the is Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy and Director of the M.A. Program in The Philosophical Foundations of Physics at CU. He is the author of “After Physics”, “Time and Chance,” “Quantum Mechanics and Experience,” among others. He received his B.S. in physics from Columbia College (1976) and his doctorate in theoretical physics from The Rockefeller University. He lives in New York City.

About the UCGT

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) is an opportunity for Columbia’s undergraduate students to gain access to distinguished scholars and practitioners, from the Columbia community and beyond, whose work brings them to the forefront of global trends. The CGT faculty hope to encourage Columbia undergraduates to engage issues and consider broad and interdisciplinary solutions and methodologies in addressing them.

Students on the UCGT host conversations with faculty members and visiting scholars that are designed to resonate with the concerns of Columbia’s undergraduate community. These events are open to all undergraduates.

Read more about the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought.