OUR PREPOSTEROUS UNIVERSE
We shouldn’t be here. Not really. It was never likely that one day trillions upon trillions of atoms would all come together and make a sentient little sack of anxiety to wander around the Earth for a few decades. It’s a pretty nasty trick when you think about it. We have just enough smarts to know the big questions but not enough to answer them. Very rude, atoms!
But if your little bundle of atoms worry about the odds that you’d be here to worry in the first place, then there’s one place you should be: at Think Inc. presents Our Preposterous Universe with Sean Carroll.
Bending time and space to his will, Sean Carroll is a physicist crossed with a philosopher. Reality itself comes under the microscope as he questions the fundamental nature of the universe, where we’ve been, where we’re heading and what that can tell us about the purpose of our journey. He has the ability to transform you from a nervous wreck to a regular wreck. Or, if that’s too hard, he might be able to find a different universe with a much more confident you that we prepared earlier.
Working as a theoretical physicist at CalTech, Sean understands that one of the most unnerving things about the universe is everything about it. Add on to that the undeniable fact that more stuff keeps happening and it’s clear that we are in desperate need of someone who is able to sort this all out for us. He doesn’t fall for easy answers or unsatisfying comforts. Instead, Sean strives to understand the fabric that makes up our world and pass that understanding on to you.
While others shy away from the scary and strange side of quantum mechanics, Sean happily charges head-on into dark matters, hoping to solve one of the great mysteries of the universe(s). Or, at least, one of the many, many Sean Carrolls will solve it.
With such a gift for embracing the unknown, the impossible and the preposterous, it’s no wonder Sean was pegged by Marvel to be a science advisor on Avengers: Endgame and help build worlds that defy our imaginations. Host of the hit podcast Mindscape, Sean has sat down with everyone from scientists to professional poker players, Joe Rogan and even Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.
He’s not here to give easy answers. Sean Carroll has regularly resisted the comfortable path, taking on religious fundamentalism on one side and the scientific establishment on the other. It’s a conversation that promises to challenge and provoke the audience. It might not leave you with all the answers but it will leave you with the right questions to ask.
Plus, every other you from every other universe has already RSVP’d and you don’t want to be the odd you out, do you?
Think Inc. is proud to present Sean Carroll in this and every other universe. But we recommend booking tickets in this one.
Saturday 22nd February
Bruce Mason Centre
Wednesday 26th February
Friday 28th February
Saturday 29th February
Sydney Town Hall