Sight Seeing into Space-time

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

TIME is difficult to define. The dictionary defines TIME as a 'period' and defines a 'period' as 'time. This leads us to nowhere. Time is simply how long we wait (Feynmann). Time is what prevents so many things happening all at once. Can mathematical breakthroughs establish God's extradimensional might? Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the Universe infinite or does it have boundaries? "A Brief History of Time" by the living legend Stephen Hawking, addresses some of these fundamental questions and with us, Muhammad Omar Saleem will share some of his private moments in the exciting voyage through space-time. He will present an outline and review of the book and tell us why reading it was so exciting. He will mention and summarise the basic concepts (such as the anthropic principle, expansion of the universe, man's role in the cosmos, unification and the ultimate nature of matter) that are already there in "A Brief History of Time". He will also read out some select portions from the book.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Muhammad Omer Saleem
Petroleum Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore