The Mystery of Time
The nature of time is one of the great mysteries of science. Why does time seem to pass differently under different circumstances? Did time ever have a beginning? Will it end someday? Might it be possible to travel backward in time?
USP is lucky to have an Intellectual Heritage course about time where students have a chance to discuss some of these profound questions.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in an international essay contest on the Nature of Time. My entry (judged 4th place), called The Garden of Forking Paths: Time as an Expanding Labyrinth, and the contributions of many other scientists, philosophers and writers can be found at the the website of Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology.