Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture: Sean Carroll


Dec. 1, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 102


Sean Carroll from the California Institute of Technology will be the featured speaker at the Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture Series. His talk is titled, "The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time."

The past is different from the future. We can remember yesterday, but not tomorrow; we can turn an egg into an omelet, but can't turn an omelet into an egg. That's the arrow of time, consistent throughout the observable universe. The arrow can be explained by assuming that the very early universe was extremely orderly, and disorder has been increasing ever since. But why did the universe start out so orderly? Carroll will discuss the nature of time, the origin of entropy, and how what happened before the Big Bang may be responsible for the arrow of time we observe today.

Admission Information

Admission is free. No ticket required.

This talk is intended for a general audience, including enthusiasts of all backgrounds and ages.

Contact Information

George Rhee

External Sponsor

Department of Physics and Astronomy