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From Eternity to Here - The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll

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Time moves forward, not backward-everyone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself-a period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child's play. Carroll's scenario is not only elegant, it's laid out in the same easy-to-understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net. From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of space-time before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It's an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Synnestvedt

Length:

16h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

46:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

51:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:00:04


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

37:01


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

25:09


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:00:53


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

59:35


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:33:27


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:01:46


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:08:01


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:20:07


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

01:12:25


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

01:12:45


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:02:06


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

01:09:06


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

29:05


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

00:26