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Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

Sean Carrol
Sean Carrol

Cosmologist Sean Carroll attacks -- in an entertaining and thought-provoking tour through the nature of time and the universe -- a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it. A physicist, cosmologist and gifted science communicator, Sean Carroll is asking himself — and asking us to consider — questions that get at the fundamental nature of the universe. Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California, where he researches theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory and gravitation -- exploring the nature of fundamental physics by studying the structure and evolution of the universe. His book on cosmology and the arrow of time, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, was published in 2010. He keeps a regular blog at Cosmic Variance. “For anyone who ever wondered about the nature of time and how it influences our universe, [From Here to Eternity] is a must read. It is beautifully written, lucid, and deep.” — Kip Thorne


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