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Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting talk presented by the Physics & Astronomy Department Spring 2018 Speaker Series
Speed Limit or Speed Bump? The k-calculus & "Extended " Relativity
Does the special theory of relativity allow for the motion of matter, energy, or information faster than the vacuum speed of light? Conventional wisdom says no, and yet there is a large literature exploring this possibility since the formalism is, in fact, ambiguous on this very important point. I will briefly review the history of tachyons (hypothetical faster than light particles) and “extended” relativity, and show how to develop the basics of a superluminal relativity using Bondi’s k-calculus.
Date: Thursday March 8th, 2018
Time: 13:40pm - 14:55pm
Dr. Kent Peacock
Department of Philosophy
University of Lethbridge
Please see attached posters for more details & for infomation about upcoming talks
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Room or Area: C640