Sean Carroll, cosmologist and one of the primary bloggers at Cosmic Variance, is at the Natural History Museum in New York City today! Sorrysorry I didn’t post this earlier. My bad.
Carroll is one of my idols. He’s incredibly smart, does great work, excellent at explaining things, and seems to be an all-round great guy.
Anyways! Sean Carroll is at the American Museum of Natural History (Hayden Planetarium) today, May 10th, at 730pm to give a general public talk entitled “The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time.”
The world around us is full of irreversible processes. We can turn an egg into an omelet, but we can’t turn an omelet into an egg. Physicists have codified this difference into the Second Law of Thermodynamics: the entropy of a closed system always increases with time. But why? Join Caltech physicist Sean Carroll as he delves into the nature of time and the origin of the universe.
Maaaaan! I really wish I could go! But, alas, I’m in DC trying to be an adult (generally failing, fyi). So all yous in New York City have to go and let me know how it is. My money’s on it being amazing.
You can find the details here. Enjoy!