1. General Seminars

What is Time?

by Prof. Rodolfo Bonifacio (Milano Univ. & LNF INFN)

Aula Bruno Touschek (LNF INFN)

Aula Bruno Touschek


“If nobody ask me what is time I think I know, but if somebody ask me I don’t know what to say” (Sant`Agostino). Still now “time is the most mysterious quantity of Physics” (Greenberger). I do think that the description of time evolution in ALL fundamental equation of physics is inadequate. In this seminar I will explain why and I will outline a possible solution for this fundamental problem, which gives also a precise meaning to the time-energy uncertainty relation and generalizes the Caldirola "cronon" concept eliminating the self-acceleration solutions of the equation of motion of a free electron.