Intercontinental Academia - Talk with Matthew Kleban

Cosmic History and Time’s Arrow. Kleban began by outlining what we know of the cosmological history of the universe. He discussed theories of the big bang - whether it was the “beginning” of time, or whether there were events that preceded it - and their implications for the ultimate fate of the universe. Lastly, he also discussed the “arrow” of time - why there is a difference between past and future - and how this difference relates to cosmology.