PIRSA:06070042

The transient nows

APA

Savitt, S. (2006). The transient nows. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/06070042

MLA

Savitt, Steve. The transient nows. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 18, 2006, https://pirsa.org/06070042

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_06070042,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/06070042},
            author = {Savitt, Steve},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {The transient nows},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2006},
            month = {jul},
            note = {PIRSA:06070042 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

It is often suggested that the special theory of relativity is incompatible with any notion of the passage of time. I shall try to show, following in the footsteps of Abner Shimony, that there is transience to be found in Minkowski spacetime, but this transience is local rather than global.