I Am Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and speaker at this week's World Science Festival. AMA!
Hi there, I'm a physicist and cosmologist at Caltech as well as an author and speaker. My research involves the origin of the universe and the multiverse, entropy and complexity, the mysteries of quantum mechanics, and the nature of dark matter and dark energy. I've written books about the Higgs Boson and about the arrow of time.
I'll be speaking at the upcoming World Science Festival in New York City (May 28 - June 1st). One of the discussions I'm part of, Measure For Measure: Quantum Physics And Reality, will be live streamed at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/livestreams. I'll also be joining a conversation on Science and Story with Steven Pinker, Jo Marchant, Joyce Carol Oates, and E.L. Doctorow; and moderating a panel discussion about the movie Particle Fever.
Some fun videos, including recent debates:
- PBS interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGCtv0fIbI
- TEDxCaltech talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y350oOiunf4
- Debate on God and Cosmology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07QUPuZg05I
- Debate on Life after Death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0YtL5eiBYw
UPDATE: Thanks everyone! Back to reality with me now.