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Science and Society Lecture: The Big Picture
March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join us for a conversation with Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.
Human beings are made from the same particles and forces that make up rocks and rivers and planets. But the world as described by science, from quantum uncertainty to the genetic code and the expansion of the universe, can seem exotic and alien to us. Dr. Carroll will talk about how our human-sized world fits into the bigger picture defined by the underlying laws of nature — in particular, how our impressions of cause and effect and the appearance of complex structures can be traced to special conditions near the Big Bang — and what it implies for meaning and mattering in the universe.
Sean Carroll is a research professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology, quantum gravity and spacetime, and the evolution of entropy and complexity.
The conversation will be moderated by Colin Norman, the former News Editor at Science, and Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics and author of Scientific Journeys.
Online program from the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books.
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
- March 16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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