Living on Oxford Time

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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Journalist Dan Falk meets with three brilliant Oxford scientists and searches for insight into a most peculiar dimension of TIME.
Most of us think of time as a definite sequence, enabling us to past from the future. And we're always conscious of the current time, the one we all refert to as "now". But in the world of science, the concept of time is infinitely complex, and, thanks to Albert Einstein, complexly relative. Which means, as you'll hear on today's show, that for scientists, "now" doesn't really exist.
    So, for the next fifty plus minutes, or three-thousand-plus seconds, forget about your watches, and let journalist Dan Falk worry about the time. His documentary originally aired on "Ideas" and it's called "Living on Oxford Time".

Listen to And The Winner Is...episode that aired on November 13, 2012
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