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A Minute of Time

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollNov 14, 2011 12:54 PM

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For you arrow-of-time freaks who have been looking for a quick and engaging intro to the issues (maybe to show your friends to get them to appreciate your obsession), here's a guest spot I did for the terrific Minute Physics series illustrated by Henry Reich. If you're not already familiar with them, check out the entire series.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdTMuivYF30[/embed]

Previously I did one on dark energy. It came out right after the Nobel Prize announcement, but don't let that trick you into thinking I won the Prize myself. (Some people were tricked.)

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6o2bUPdxV0[/embed]

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, instead of writing Spacetime and Geometry, I wrote a massive tome on Cosmology. This parallel universe was featured on this week's episode of Fringe. Here's Walter Bishop retrieving his copy from Peter.

I helped with some of the equations on the episode. Thanks to Glen Whitman and Rob Chiappetta for the shout-out.

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