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Sean Carroll

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LIVE TED Conversation: Join TED Speaker Sean Carroll

LIVE conversation with cosmologist Sean Carroll, TEDxCaltech Speaker and author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time.

The conversation will open at 4pm (Eastern Standard Time), May 19, 2011. Sean is on vacation in Las Vagas, and will join us from his hotel room there to discuss the cosmos, the nature of time, and the science of poker.


Closing Statement from Sean Carroll

Thanks for participating, everyone! I hope some light was shed. It's been a pleasure chatting with the TED community.

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  • May 19 2011: hello Sean, It is very interesting this conversation and in the philosofical arena I hear about entropy as part of a process in time that goes like around a circle, like a cycle... Everything in the material world get involved in this entropic process but at certain point there is a phenomena that is called the neguentropic point. It can be like to start again another cycle of time... In some way the arrow of time you think its possible to go in circles???
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      May 19 2011: It's possible, since there's not that much we're sure of yet in this game. But the challenge is to build a respectable model based on plausible physics, then to connect it to the observable universe so it can be tested. This isn't easy, but we're trying.

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