Sean Carroll

Jun. 21, 2013

Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers

Despite the discovery of the Higgs boson, mysteries still abound in theoretical physics.

physics, cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, particle physics, quarks, subatomic particles, cern

Nov. 16, 2012

Searching for 'The Particle at the End of the Universe'

Physicist Sean Carroll of Caltech talks about the search for the Higgs boson, and what comes next.

cern, large hadron collider, LHC, higgs boson, god particle, mass, higgs field, cosmology, physics

Jul. 06, 2012

At Long Last, The Higgs Particle... Maybe

Physicists have finally discovered the elusive Higgs boson--or at least something a lot like it.

physics, particle physics, quantum, higgs boson, LHC, large hadron collider, cern fermilab, tevatron, god particle, mass

Jun. 08, 2012

Ex-Spy Telescopes May Aid Hunt for Dark Energy

The spy telescopes are wide-angle and short in length--earning them the nickname "stubby Hubbles."

space, astronomy, spy satellites, reconnaissance, imaging, telescopes

Jan. 29, 2010

Time, Space, and Other Big Questions

Ira talks with theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about his new book about the nature of time. Did time and space exist before the Big Bang?

time, space, cosmology, physics

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