Episode 7: Sean, Supercolliders, and Standard Model

This week Kelly and Zach talk to Dr. Sean Carroll about the arrow of time, dark energy, and education.


Cosmic Variance 

From Eternity to Here

Dark energy

Dark matter

Higgs boson

Large Hadron Collider

International Linear Collider 

Khan Academy 

2 thoughts on “Episode 7: Sean, Supercolliders, and Standard Model

  1. Josh

    Great interview! I’m a physics grad student doing research in cosmology, and I thought this really captured a lot of interesting material in a very accessible way.

  2. Gelsamel

    From my experience learning science all throughout school and physics and math through University in Australia… the problem I had with my science education was that there was so little focus on the philosophy and the history and the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of science. My education was entirely just learning the information that makes up our current scientific body of knowledge and not about what science truly is and why it’s such a powerful tool, or why we thought to use it in the first place.

    Of course, I went out and learned all that on my own, but a lot of other people didn’t and probably couldn’t care less about the process itself. I think that that knowledge is extremely useful if you want to take a part in that process and so I’d really like to see science education have a large component that focuses on science itself, as opposed to scientific knowledge.


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