“How our understanding of time evolved through time”
Upon invitation by Özgür Forum, I gave a talk as part of a weekly seminar series. Özgür Forum is a group of active and retired Electrical and Electronics engineers. The aim of the talk was to introduce the idea of coordinate transformations to the wider audience. I focused on how our notion of time evolved from being absolute, such as in Galilean transformations, to relative, as in Lorentz transformations. Following this emphasis on the story I introduced Galilean transformations, Lorentz transformations and diffeomorphisms and how they worked into our understanding of physical laws and gravity with stories from the lives of Galilei and Einstein.