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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