Sean Carroll at John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Quanta and Fields


May 13, 2024
6:00 PM ET
(Doors at 5:30)


John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
3 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138


$0.00 (Free RSVP Required) $27.63 (book included)

Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Harvard Library welcome SEAN CARROLL—host of the Mindscape podcast, and author of From Eternity to Here, The Particle at the End of the Universe, The Big Picture, Something Deeply Hidden, and The Biggest Ideas in the Universe—for a discussion of the second book in his Biggest Ideas in the Universe series, Quanta and Fields. Following the presentation in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, there will be a reception and book signing down the street in the Physics Library in Jefferson 450 located at 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge.  


There are two ticket options available for this event.

Free General Admission Ticket: Includes admission for one.

Book-Included Ticket: Includes admission for one and one hardcover copy of Quanta and Fields.


About Quanta and Fields

In his quest to redefine the “popular” treatment of the biggest ideas in the universe, Sean Carroll is creating a profoundly new approach to physics and math as reviewer after reviewer has attested. Adventuring in the math of fields, he now intrepidly guides readers into the fantastic depths of The Standard Model of particle physics illuminating the mysteries of quantum reality. The universe is made of atoms and Sean Carroll explains exactly what that means and how we know it.

Praise for Quanta and Fields

“Readers will be electrified by his discussion of wave functions, entanglement, fields, and so much more. From the most infinitesimal of subatomic particles to the seemingly vast infinities of the universe’s great expanse, Carroll’s latest inquiry illuminates, well, everything.” —Booklist

Masking Policy

Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.

Sean Carroll
Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is the Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, and Fractal Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He is host of the Mindscape podcast, and author of From Eternity to Here, The Particle at the End of the Universe, The Big Picture, and Something Deeply Hidden. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of London, and many others. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.

Photo credit: Rachael Porter


John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
3 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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