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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016  ǀ 7 PM
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
with Sean Carroll

Human beings are made from the same particles and forces that make up rocks and rivers and planets. But the world as described by science, from quantum uncertainty to the genetic code and the expansion of the universe, can seem exotic and alien to us. Join us for an evening with Sean Carroll, as he talks about how our human-sized world fits into the bigger picture defined by the underlying laws of nature -- in particular, how our impressions of cause and effect and the appearance of complex structures can be traced to special conditions near the Big Bang -- and what it implies for meaning and mattering in the universe.


Copies of The Big Picture will be available to purchase at the Museum Store. Book signing to follow lecture.
Sean Carroll is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, where his research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology. He is the author of several books, including The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.

FREE. Please RSVP Here.

6:00 PM: Doors open; Reception
7:00 PM: Lecture, followed by book signing
8:30 PM: Stargazing with Black Rock Observatory in the Nature Gardens
9:30 PM: Program Concludes