The big picture

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 17 October

The Theatre

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  • The crab nebula

    Supernovae like this one are stellar explosions that spread the chemicals necessary for life.

    Credit: NASA, ESA via Wikimedia


Standard £14


Concession £10


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Event description

Award-winning scientist and writer Sean Carroll ties together the fundamental laws of physics governing the workings of the cosmos with the everyday human experience we all share. He will take us on a breath-taking journey from the origin of the Universe, through the evolution of life and consciousness, to the eternal question of what it all really means.

About the speaker

Dr Sean Carroll is an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology.  He has written a variety of popular science books along with textbooks and has long been interested in the biggest questions in astronomy: Where does probability come from? How does time work? What is dark matter and dark energy?


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