Lee Smolin - Creative Problems in Physics

November 15, 2013

Groundbreaking theoretical physicist Lee Smolin weighs in on creative problem solving in physics. Some advice that has served him? Start fresh every ten years.

He is a senior faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His main contributions have been to the quantum theory of gravity, loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity.



It strikes me that any change is time-like but that expansion, zero-point energy, and entropy are very different kinds of change, and that an underlying multi-dimensional time might be necessary to explain them. Is anyone considering whether several dimensions might be balled up in time?