As we mentioned the other day, our co-founder Will Pearson will be representing mental_floss at the Idea Festival in Louisville, which runs from September 29th through October 2nd. Our own Colin Perkins may be joining Will for The Mental Floss Trivia Show on Friday morning (October 1st). This week we're highlighting some of the other people who'll be there.
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His book From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, has just been published and explores the nature and concept of time in all of its many manifestations including time travel, the arrow of time and its effect on the universe.
Since mental_floss is one of the Idea Festival's sponsors, our readers can attend for the special price of $299. Click on this link and enter the discount code "Insider." (If you're a student, you can get in for $199, but you can't book your ticket online. Just call the Kentucky Center Box Office at (502) 584-7777. They'll hook you up!)