Proust and Einstein: In Search of Time

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An Evening with Thibault Damour, Permanent Professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
7:00 PM

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP to  info@friendsofihes.org

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An Evening with Thibault Damour, Permanent Professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.

Thibault Damour, Permanent Professor at the prestigious Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, delves on the experience of Time through the work of Marcel Proust and Albert Einstein.

As we are celebrating the Centenary of the Publication of Albert Einstein’ s Theory of General Relativity, Thibault Damour will discuss the commonalities between the conception of Time suggested by relativity theories, and the idea of Time underlying Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu. In spite of common belief, both the novelist and the physicist held the view that the flow of time is an illusion.

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP to  info@friendsofihes.org

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A theoretical physicist specialist of Einstein’s theory, Thibault Damour is a Permanent Professor at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques. His previous books include the biography Once Upon Einstein and a discussion-book with Jean-Claude Carrière, Entretiens sur la multitude du monde. He is coauthor with Mathieu Burniat of Le Mystère du monde quantique, the first comic book aimed at explaining the essence of quantum physics.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
7:00 PM

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP to  info@friendsofihes.org

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