Sean Carroll

The Big Picture

Sean Carroll

Talk: The Big Picture

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Already internationally acclaimed for his notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings extraordinary intellect to our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, beliefs, hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? Carroll's presentation of the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is unique. He shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.

Sean Carroll

Sean Michael Carroll is a cosmologist and Physics professor specializing in dark energy and general relativity.

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.

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