Sean Carroll: The Origins of Life and the Universe Itself
Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist and Professor, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology; Author, The Particle at the End of the Universe and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—Moderator
Carroll, the award-wining author of The Particle at the End of the Universe, explains the difference between how the world works at the quantum, the cosmic and the human levels—and how each connects to the other.
Carroll examines the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe. He explores how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.
Location: Cubberley Community Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road (near Montrose and Middlefield), Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 nonmembers, $12 members, $8 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and a copy of the book): $50 nonmembers, $40 Members
Notes: In association with Wonderfest; photo by Jennifer Ouellette