Sean Carroll, at present analysis professor of physics at Caltech, shall be shifting to Johns Hopkins College, the place he’ll maintain appointments within the college’s Division of Physics and Astronomy and its Division of Philosophy.
Professor Carroll is thought for his analysis in theoretical physics and astrophysics, in addition to on questions in quantum mechanics, spacetime, statistical mechanics, complexity, and cosmology which can be usually on the intersection of physics and philosophy. You possibly can browse a few of his writings right here.
He’s additionally well-known for his public-facing work on these and associated topics, together with books and articles geared toward non-specialists, tv and video appearances, in addition to his personal podcast, Mindscape.
At JHU, Carroll would be the Homewood Professor of Pure Philosophy, educating and advising in each the Division of Physics and Astronomy and the Division of Philosophy. Carroll notes that Homewood Professors (a particular designation at JHU) get to decide on what they’re a professor of, and that he selected “pure philosophy” as a means of “harkening again to the times earlier than science and philosophy break up into distinct disciplines.”
He takes up his place within the Fall of 2022.