The 2013 NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium and Special Exhibition of Spectacular Clocks, Watches, and Sundials
by The Pre-Eminent Master
Thomas Tompion (1639–1713)

California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California

7-9 November 2013

Friday, November 8
Session I: Finding Time

Chair

Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate in Physics, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

09:15

“The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time”
Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate in Physics, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

09:30

“The Meaning of Time in Biology”
Lynn Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist/Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California; Consulting Professor, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; and Adjunct Professor, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

10:15

Break and refreshments

10:45

“Time and the Brain”
David Eagleman, Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

11:30

“Recycling Time”
E. C. Krupp, Astronomer and Director, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California

12:15

Panel discussion

12:30

Lunch (Sandwiches/soft drinks provided around the perimeter of the Beckman Auditorium)