Special Presentation “The Arrow of Time and the Evolution of the Universe” in the H.F. Deluca Forum -- open to the public. Co-organized by WID Town Center and MathBio4
Speaker: SEAN M. CARROLL, Physicist, California Institute of Technology
Moderated by: PATTY LOEW , Professor, Life Sciences Communication, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, UW
This talk, open to the public and MathBio4 attendees, is geared to captivate a broad audience. It will provide an intriguing perspective on the scale and evolution of the universe in terms those outside the field of physics will grasp and appreciate.
The arrow of time is a central aspect of the physical world, from physics to biology. Dr. Carroll will discuss how it arises from the notion of entropy, how entropy is connected to cosmology and the Big Bang, and how the evolution of complexity relates to the evolution of entropy. A skilled moderator will guide questions after the talk to facilitate interactive dialogue with Dr. Carroll.
Sean Carroll’s research focuses on theoretical physics and cosmology, especially the origin and constituents of the universe. He has contributed to models of interactions between dark matter, dark energy, and ordinary matter; alternative theories of gravity; and violations of fundamental symmetries. Carroll is the author of "From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time," "Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity," and the forthcoming "The Particle at the End of the Universe." He has been awarded fellowships by the Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, and the American Physical Society. His blog Cosmic Variance is hosted by Discover magazine.