Aug 13, 2021

Beyond Space and Time

IAI.TV. HowTheLightGetsIn Festival. Debate with Laura Mersini-Houghton, Paul Davies, Hilary Lawson and Sarah Walker. 


Sept 2, 2021

Newton's Exploding Clock

The Philosopher's Zone, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Interviewed by Sam Baron.


Aug 20, 2021

The best books on time for people who love physics and deep thinking

Here I describe five of my favorite books on time and why they are important to me. 


July 20, 2021

Scientific Freedom: An Interview with Craig Callender

How can we use science as a force for good, and why is science increasingly seen as something dangerous? Callender explains how the philosophy of science can tackle questions such as these, in a time where navigating the path of scientific progress is more important than ever.



June 5, 2021

Can We Stop Time?

Livescience's Life's Little Mysteries series. "Every once in a while, a science-fiction book, movie or TV show will feature characters who can do what we all wish: Stop time. 

But is such a thing possible? Answering that question requires a deep dive into the farthest corners of physics, philosophy and human perception.


October 28, 2020

Why the Pandemic is Confusing Our Sense of Time: An Interview

An interview with Newspoint360 about the strange ways the pandemic lockdown might be affecting your sense of time.


September 30, 2020 

Strange Times

A feature in Triton Magazine, UCSD's alumni magazine

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June 24, 2020

Interview on COVID-19 Science & Ethics

An interview in Social Sciences in China Press


June 11, 2020

Making Science better: Lessons from the Covid-19 Front

In Issues in Science and Technology.  Reprinted in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in print, and online


June 15, 2020

Ethical responsibilities of scientists at a time of a global threat

The ISC’s Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science (CFRS) released a statement on ethical responsibilities of scientists at a time of global threat. I was one of the authors.

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July 6, 2020

Why Time Feels So Weird in 2020

This is a fun graphics article with experiments you can do. Reuters Graphics.


January 14, 2017

A Science Teacher, A Psychologist, & A Philosopher Explain Why April Flew By

Why Does Time Go By So Fast? We Asked STEM Experts to Explain. Bustle Magazine. 


December 10, 2019

Is 2020 the Start of a New Decade? Some People Insist it's Not, and They May Have a Point

USA Today. A silly but fun distraction plus movie


September 5, 2019

Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?

Quanta Magazine, picked up by Wired and Apple News. Craig Callender worries that the analogy between black holes and thermodynamics has been stretched too far.

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May 13, 2019

Neanderthal Among Us? Science Meets Fiction: A Discussion of the Motion Picture William

A panel discussion with Tim Disney and a few fascinating scientists about the film WilliamUCTV link.


April 27, 2019

Can Time Be Saved From Physics?

This is an article about my work and a conference I ran in La Jolla on time, physics, psychology and philosophy. FQXi Article.


January 14, 2017

The Nature of Time

The 2018 Awana Rural Women “No Barriers, Small Island, Big Ideas” festival will focus on the crucial, complex and often confounding topic of time. ...[M]oderated by one of the country’s best interviewers (RNZ’s Kim Hill) this year’s No Barriers promises to be another high-quality Great Barrier festival for the brain.Here is a write-up by journalist Joanna Wane.


January 14, 2017

Craig Callender - What is Time?

A Radio New Zealand interview by Jim Mora

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July 26, 2018

Fewer Students Are Choosing Humanities — What San Diego Colleges Are Doing About It

KPBS TV, Radio. KPBS features my species scavenger hunt in their story. Click to watch the television, hear the radio, or read the write-up.


January 14, 2017

How To Spot Quantum Mumbo-Jumbo

A talk to the San Diego Skeptics Society


January 14, 2017

San Diego Who Con

Who Con is the Dr Who version of Comic Con. I was on a panel about time travel organized by the Fleet Science Center, October 2018.


January 2016

26 Big Ideas

San Diego Magazine's 26 Big Ideas

My idea that we lead in practical ethics was selected as one of the big ideas. 



Can Time Go Backwards?

San Diego Magazine. Cityfiles, Spring 2015, interview.


January 14, 2017

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Science Channel, Season 6, episode 2, aired May 6, 2015. Available on Amazon Prime, etc.



Closing the Gap: Scientific Advances and Ethical Ramifications

UC San Diego Founders Symposium 2015


April 5, 2014

Time and the Conways: Subject Matters

A public Q&A after the April 5, 2014 showing of Time and the Conways, Old Globe Theater (San Diego)



Falling Through Time

ABC Television, Australia. A public lecture broadcast on ABC TV Big Ideas.  It was shown on Aug 27, 2013 on ABC1 and repeated on ABCNEWS24.  Outside Australia only the unedited version is available.


December 2013

Tick-tock tussles: Why physicists can't agree on time

Australian Science, interview on Up Close. Prof Craig Callender tells us how physics has changed our understanding of time and why some even argue that the notion of time is unnecessary.


October 6, 2013

The New Great Time War

The Philosopher's Zone, ABC Radio National. Interviewed by Joe Gelonesi with fellow guest Huw Price.


July 21, 2013

Nothing To See Here: Demoting the Uncertainty Principle

The Stone, New York Times. Also picked up by Mother Jones



Return of the Stingy Oddsmaker

The Stone, New York Times. This is a reply to readers of "Nothing To See Here".


January 14, 2017

Time Lord

Philosophy at 3AM interview by Richard Marshall (now at 3:16). Reprinted in the book


January 14, 2017

Evolving Time's Arrow

FQXi Article. Why do we perceive time marching in one direction? Combining physics, evolutionary biology and cognitive science could close the gap between the symmetrical notion of time in fundamental science and our everyday experience.

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September 3, 2020

Nature of Time, Quantum and Relativity, Free Will: An Interview with Craig Callender

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August 25, 2014

What is Time?

Closer to the Truth, interview by Robert Kuhn. Time is a mystery; it's not what it seems. Time's flow feels unstoppable, yet some say time is not fundamental, perhaps not even real. Why do physicists and philosophers think time is a construct, something that emerges, not something that is basic?

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January 14, 2017

Closer to the Truth

More interviews with Robert Kuhn in Copenhagen. Topics include quantum theory, emergence, fundamental laws of nature, and more. 


June 1, 2013

A Matter of Time

World Science Festival, Kaye Playhouse, New York. Video of NPR's Ira Flatow interviewing me, Tim Maudlin, Max Tegmark and Paul Davies. I do my spiel at about the 54 minute


June 2, 2013

Refining Einstein: New Theories of Time

A World Science Festival Salon, NYC. Paul Davies interviews Tim Maudlin, Maz Tegmark and me. The quest to unify Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics is forcing scientists to reevaluate everything, and the concept of time is in the hot seat. 


various dates

I've done four of these: with Julian Barbour, Peter Wait, Tim Maudlin, and Jay Odenbaugh. I've also done a related with Sean Carroll. 

I've also been quoted many times, including:

  • Page 99 Test, What Makes Time Special?

  • Inside Science, Huffington Post: Does Time Flow Forward?, 2014

  • What Is Time? The Biggest Questions.  Podcast interview by Tony Sobrado

  • “The Time is Gone” by Nicola Nosengo, L'Espresso, January 19, 2012

  • New Scientist: Saving Time. Physics Killed It. Do We Need It Back? (2013)

  • New Scientist, Why Has Space Exactly Three Dimensions? (2013)

  • Skipping Along with the Heavyweights of Time, New Scientist June 2010

  • Scientific American, A Hole at the Heart of Physics, 2006

  • San Diego Union Tribune