Understanding the Universe: Quantum Entanglement and the Arrow..

OSH 807 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: ARR

(In-Person Only)

Course Description: Explore two great mysteries of our universe: the nature of time and quantum entanglement.  Learn why Einstein said, "the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion.” Find out why he called quantum entanglement “spooky action at a distance”. This thought-provoking course will challenge your notion of reality.  

Week 1 The True Nature of Time. Why does time have a direction? Learn why the flow of time and the concept of "now" are a lot stranger than you ever imagined.

Week 2 Chance and the Arrow of Time. Does chance govern the flow of time? Explore the concept of entropy and its mind-boggling implications.

Week 3 Time and the Big Bang. Learn how black holes, the big bang, and cosmic inflation affect entropy and the passage of time.

Week 4 Our Quantum Universe. Einstein strongly objected to quantum mechanics and especially quantum entanglement. Was he right?     

Week 5 Quantum Entanglement and Reality. Physicist John Bell’s theorem has been called “the most profound discovery in science.” What cosmic secrets does it reveal?

Week 6 Quantum Time. Explore the strange quantum world through the double-slit experiment. Does it imply that past events are affected by future choices?


Instructor: Mr. Mark Egdall 


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person and via Zoom (hybrid), in-person only or via Zoom only. Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2021-2022 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2021-2022 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2021 Ends: 7/31/2022
Course OSH - 807, Section 75
Starts: 10/27/2021 Ends: 12/8/2021
Meets on: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: ARR
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