 Speaker:  Pierre Martinetti

Title: 
An overview on the thermal time hypothesis

Abstract: 
We shall present an overview on the thermal time hypothesis (TTH) of Connes
and Rovelli
which proposes a intrinsic definition of the notion "physical flow of time"
that could be useful
in a quantum gravity context. As illustration, we shall emphasize some
applications of the TTH
in local quantum field theory, especially our adaption of the Unruh effect
to observer with finite lifetime.
Also we aim at discussing some recent application of the TTH to de Sitter
space.

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