Fasten your seatbelts, cosmonauts! Physicist and best-selling author Sean Carroll travels to the edge of time, space, and the limits of human understanding. On a grand tour of the Universe—observed from quantum, cosmic, and human perspectives—Sean Carroll probes the areas where physics, chemistry, astronomy, philosophy, and biology intersect. At the next Secret Science Club, he asks: What do we know about the Universe? What is the arrow of time? What does physics have to say about consciousness and the origin of life? What can the physical Universe tell us about the all-too-human quest for meaning in the world?
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist and research professor at Caltech, specializing in cosmology, gravitation, field theory, quantum mechanics, and the evolution of entropy and complexity. The recipient of prizes and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, and Royal Society of London, Dr. Carroll has been a featured scientist on Colbert, PBS’s NOVA, and Through the Wormhole, and writes about physics on his blog, Preposterous Universe. He is the author of three critically acclaimed popular science books: The Particle at the End of the Universe, From Eternity to Here, and most recently, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.
Before & After
--Sample our quantum cocktail of the night
--Groove to the cosmic ballet & interstellar tunes
--Stick around for mind-bending Q&A
--Hot off the presses! Snag a signed copy of Sean Carroll’s new book, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
This intergalactic edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, May 10, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.
Doors to open at 7:30PM. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. (We're expecting a big crowd, so get there early!)
Books will be sold by WORD Bookstore. Thanks, WORD!