Tue, 21 January 2020

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

Sean Carroll

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[Carroll] leads you so gently and comfortably into his quantum world that you quickly forget you are being given access to the most profound ideas about the nature of reality.’ – Jim Al-Khalili

The implications are mind-bending and not yet fully understood, but it stands as the best explanation of the fundamental nature of our world. Welcome to the world of quantum theory.

Spanning the history of quantum discoveries, from Einstein and Bohr to the present day, theoretical physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll joins the How To Academy to guide us through the most intriguing and powerful idea in all of science. He’ll debunk the myths about quantum theory and explore the consequences of the famous ‘Many Worlds’ interpretation of quantum mechanics. In doing so, he’ll present a new path towards solving the apparent conflict between quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of general relativity – helping to solve a mystery that has cofounded the planet’s most brilliant scientists for a century.

A magisterial tour, Sean’s talk will encompass the cosmological and everyday implications of quantum reality and multiple universes. And – finally – it all makes sense.

Praise for Sean Carroll:

‘Sean Carroll examines what it means to exist on this speck of dust in a possibly infinite universe. It’s fascinating to see a real working physicist thinking these things through and trying to come to a conclusion.’ – Brian Cox on The Big Picture

‘A thrilling tour through what is perhaps humankind s greatest intellectual achievement quantum mechanics. With bold clarity, Carroll deftly unmasks quantum weirdness to reveal a strange but utterly wondrous reality.’ – Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe

Sean Carroll’s immensely enjoyable Something Deeply Hidden brings readers face-to-face with the fundamental quantum weirdness of the universe or should I say universes? And by the end, you may catch yourself finding quantum weirdness not all that weird. – Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong