It’s all around us.
Songwriters write about it. Movies twist it, torque it and terrify us with it.
It passes by too fast. It goes too slow.
In the end, it runs out on us all.
And as pervasive as it is, says a reknowned scientist who has spent much of his life studying it, we do not get it.
“I claim we still don’t understand what time is,” said Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel laureate.
Zewail spoke Monday at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee 40th Memorial Lecture.