Wednesday, April 26, 2006

You Learn Something New Every Day...

...like the fact that space time is flexible. And if something can happen, it will. That's my Cliff Notes version of the Murphy's Law explanation on the workings of universe given by Sean Carroll, everybody's favorite theoretical physicist. He was at the Map Room tonight to kick of the Chicago chapter of Cafe Scientifique. In a mere twenty minutes he explained the birth of the universe, why Boltzmann killed himself when no one listened, and how come the beer won't leap from the floor into my cup. Good times were had by all. We had to go before the Q & A session - but that's ok, because Sean has threatened to go all Socratic on us. And if you need to know what a public radio lackey was doing there.... drinking.