DEDICATION: Episode EF47 is dedicated to Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum mechanics and, specifically, the “other” hard problem of understanding the nature of reality. As fascinating as this question is, Carroll says he’s one of only about 100 physicists around the world with such a specialization; sadly, researching the most mystical big questions of the universe doesn’t really pay well.
As a science communicator, he also dedicates a significant portion of his career to bringing the complexity of the universe to anyone curious about the universe through his multiple popular science books and his Mindscape podcast. Although nobody can still truly understand quantum mechanics, Carroll is constantly breaking down big concepts to enhance our collective understanding. He also ventures the bold step of asking what does any of this mean for us as humans, by speculating publicly about topics like free will and what it would mean if we were living in one slice of an infinite Multiverse.
If you know Sean’s platform and his favorite pet theories in Quantum Mechanics, then you’ll likely understand why Episode EF47 was dedicated to him. Perhaps if Carroll and his small but dedicated band of physics inquisitors help get us closer to the truth, humanity might someday arrive upon the true origin of the universe and a true theory of everything.
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