Dr. Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several popular books, including the recent “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species”.

Talks by Sean B. Carroll

The Arrow of Time in an Eternal Universe

Sean B. Carroll University of Wisconsin - Madison
If we imagine that the universe is truly eternal, special challenges arise for attempts to solve cosmological fine-tuning problems, especially the low entropy of the early universe. If the space of states is finite, the universe should spend most of its time near equilibrium. If the space of states is infinite, it becomes difficult to understand why our universe was in a particular low-entropy state. I will discuss approaches to addressing this problem in a model-independent fashion.

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Whose DNA is it?

Are we ready to come face to face with our innermost genetic secrets? Will this knowledge help us make wise choices? Can we trust ourselves and others with safeguarding this most potent knowledge? Be part of the live studio audience for this special edition of TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Lecture Series presented by KPMG- Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species

Sean B. Carroll University of Wisconsin - Madison
The search for the origins of species has entailed a series of great adventures over the past 200 years. This talk will chronicle the exploits of a group of explorers who walked where no one had walked, saw what no one had seen, and thought what no one else had thought. Their achievements sparked a revolution that changed, profoundly and forever, our perception of the living world and our place within it.