Sean Carroll is a physicist and author. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993, and is now on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology, where his research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology.


His work has been recognized by fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the American Physical Society. With broad intellectual commitments and a strong belief in public outreach, Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, and Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity. Sean’s latest book is The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World. Carroll has been featured on television shows such as The Colbert Report, National Geographic's Known Universe, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.


He is a popular speaker, having given talks on every continent except Antarctica. He has also served as an informal science consultant for several movies and TV shows, including Tron: Legacy, Bones, and Thor.