The first law of thermodynamics: What is it?

The first law of thermodynamics tells us the amount of energy in the universe is constant and can neither be destroyed nor created. The evolution of the universe is therefore about a constant transformation of energy from one form to another. But no matter how many stars and planets the universe creates, how many civilizations … Read more

What the thermodynamics of clocks tell us about the mysteries of time

Surprising new insights about the strange physics underlying how clocks work could transform our understanding of time’s arrow – and hint at how time works at the quantum scale Physics 29 December 2021 By Miriam Frankel Hardziej Studio A CENTURY ago, two intellectual giants met to debate the nature of time. One was the French … Read more