14-18 June 2021
America/Toronto timezone

Time and Noether's (first) theorem

17 Jun 2021, 09:00


Harvey Brown (University of Oxford)


"It is widely believed that the homogeneity of time is the symmetry related by Noether's (first) theorem to the conservation of energy, and indeed that it explains energy conservation. Both claims are questionable, and in particular seemingly hard to reconcile with the modern version of Noether's first theorem due independently to Martínes Alonso (1979) and Olver (1986).
The talk is based on: 'Do symmetries ""explain"" conservation laws? ...'

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