Sean Carroll: The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion

Come learn physics with Sean Carroll–we’re talking in real life–at Pioneer Works, on the occasion of the publication of his evocative new book, The Biggest Ideas in the Universe, a deep dive into physics that pulls back the veil of mystery from the most complex ideas in the field.

The book is inspired by Carroll’s wildly popular YouTube series of the same name, which has accumulated fans eager to expand their minds. Carroll has a special knack for explaining the most expansive concepts in an entertaining, witty, uniquely lucid way. In Carroll’s view, the foundational concepts of classical physics from Newton to Einstein are as worthy of our gaze as the Mona Lisa and Carroll is committed to making these ideas accessible to all. Sean’s dream is to live in a world where most people have informed and passionate opinions about modern physics, opinions that make for great conversation and reflection in an era when people are seeking a new understanding of the world.

Sean Carroll is a Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, and Fractal Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He is host of the Mindscape podcast, and author of From Eternity to Here, The Particle at the End of the Universe, The Big Picture, and Something Deeply Hidden. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of London, and many others.

This event is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.