We all remember those feelings as kids that the days would last forever. Particularly when sitting through boring classes at school – or even enjoying endless, lazy days on the beach. As we age, however, time apparently starts to rush by, and years suddenly feel about as long as some months. So why is it that time seems to go faster as we get older?
Well, one man who thinks that he has the answer to this question is Professor Adrian Bejan. He is Duke University’s J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and specializes in thermodynamics, building what he has dubbed “constructal law.” This is a theory about how networks form in nature.