Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and active science communicator. Dr. Carroll is a Research Professor in the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics in the California Institute of Technology Department of Physics, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His research has focused on fundamental physics and cosmology, particularly issues of dark matter, dark energy, quantum mechanics, spacetime symmetries, and the origin of the universe. He has taught more than 200 scientific seminars and colloquia and given more than 50 educational and popular talks. In addition, he has written for numerous publications including Nature, New Scientist, The American Scientist, and Physics Today. Dr. Carroll frequently consults for film and television, and has been featured on television shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS's Nova, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has also served as a science consultant for films such as Thor and TRON: Legacy, as well as for TV shows such as Fringe and Bones. Dr. Carroll is going to be Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from the summer of 2022.
1999 - 2006
1996 - 1999
1993 - 1996
He also has interests in the intersection of science and the arts, the philosophy of physics, and implications of metaphysical naturalism.
He also worked on extra dimensions, topological defects, black holes, and the cosmological constant problem.
He has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the emergence of spacetime, and the evolution of entropy and complexity.
Recently, Carroll has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the emergence of complexity.
He has received fellowships from the Sloan and Packard foundations.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime (2019)
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity (2019)
Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones (2019)
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself (2016)
God and Cosmology: William Lane Craig and Sean Carroll in Dialogue (Greer-Heard Lectures) (2016)
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