Meeting Recap: Theories of Time

Dr. Demetrios Matsakis - Chief Scientist for Time Services, U.S. Naval Observatory
November 14, 2016

Video recordings of meetings are available to HSNY members.

At the November meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for Time Services at the U.S. Naval Observatory, lectured on the nature of time. Dr. Matsakis began with Isaac Newton's laws of motion and gravity and progressed through history to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. The topic of causality was introduced, along with discussion on the concept of worm holes that we often see depicted in movies.

The thought-provoking lecture inspired a lively Q&A session after the lecture. While the majority of lectures at HSNY focus on mechanical timepieces, Dr. Matsakis' lecture was a refreshing change of pace that was extremely appreciated. HSNY thanks Dr. Matsakis for his illuminating and inspiring lecture.