The evolution of the concept of time in modern physics


  • Abderrazak Djenidi
  • Mostefa Maache
  • Farid Messelmi



time, relativity, time arrow, string theory, quantum theory, quantum computer


The main object of this article is to contribute to a synthesis study of the notion of time through the physical theories. In detail, we focus on the evolution of the concept of time from Newton's classical theory to various modern theories such as relativity and quantum mechanics and more modern ones such as string theory and quantum computing. We are also interested in the notion of the arrow of time, which according to thermodynamic principles cannot be reversed. However, in the context of quantum computing, we show an interesting work in which it has been demonstrated that one can reverse the arrow of time.


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How to Cite

Djenidi, A., Maache, M., & Messelmi, F. (2023). The evolution of the concept of time in modern physics. STUDIES IN ENGINEERING AND EXACT SCIENCES, 4(1), 370–383.