Mittwoch, 08. Januar 2020, 14:00 - 15:30 iCal

Time-Neutral Block Universe Challenged

"Space-Time Universe versus Energy Driven Time Arrow Universe: Time-Neutrality Confronted with Fundamental Irreversibility"

Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Helmut Tributsch

(Freie Universität Berlin & Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin)


Chemische Institute, Hörsaal 4, Halbstock
Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

"Time-Neutral Block Universe Challenged by an Energy which Drives Time"


The presently established block universe describes time as an illusion and also energy is time-neutral. Numerous paradoxes and open questions are associated with it. The second law of thermodynamics cannot be derived and no statement can be made on irreversible thermodynamics where life functions.

An easily understandable change of paradigm in dealing with energy entirely disrupts this time-neutral block universe. From a dynamic interpretation of the principle of least action it can be deduced that energy drives the time arrow and that nature is fundamentally irreversible. This makes quantum processes dynamic and rational [1,2]. It also explains gravity as information on matter [2]. It equally yields the second law of thermodynamics and explains the law that determines self-organized systems: maximum entropy and energy turnover.

Evolution has a goal. It is the development of consciousness and mind, namely the self-organization of information, which benefits from high energy turnover. The result is a completely different universe. It is determined by information which acts as the hitherto poorly understood gravity. This irreversible universe is much friendlier and more interesting than the Big Bang version which originates in chaos and follows no aim. It is creative and supports the evolution of a mind that strives to understand nature.



[2] H. Tributsch, J. Modern Phys. 9 (2018) 1361-1380. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2018.97082

[3] H. Tributsch, J. Modern Phys. 10 (2019) 1029-1064. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2019.108068




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