About Sean Carroll
As a Research Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, Sean Carroll’s work focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, NASA, the Sloan Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of London.
Carroll’s most recent book is The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Previous works include The Particle at the End of the Universe and From Eternity to Here, as well as three lecture courses for The Great Courses. He has written for The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He has also served as a science consultant for several movies and TV shows, including Angels and Demons, Fringe, Big Hero Six, and Avengers: Endgame. He has been an invited speaker at conferences and activities devoted to philosophy, theology, engineering, medicine, design, paleontology, military studies, education, politics, media, film, art, and literature.
Carroll has been featured on television shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS’s Nova, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He was one of the first physics bloggers, and is active on social media. He is the host of the Mindscape podcast, featuring intelligent conversations with the world’s most interesting thinkers, from scientists and musicians to professional poker players and movie directors.