Lawrence M. Krauss, a well-known cosmologist and prolific popular-science writer, apparently meant to announce to the world, in this talk, that the laws of quantum mechanics have in them the makings of a thoroughly scientific and adamantly secular explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. A brilliant atheist and an influential physicist, Krauss has been featured in many different scientific documentaries relating to the universe and the laws of physics. He is also well known for analyzing and questioning religion and science in many of his books and debates. Some of his many books include A Universe from Nothing and The Physics of Star Trek. Krauss focuses on theoretical physics, and is well-known for introducing the idea of dark energy, which explains empty space being filled with an incredible amount of mass and energy.
Dr. Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and most recently A Universe from Nothing. He starred in and produced a new full length feature film documentary called The Unbelievers, which discusses science and reason. He is the winner of numerous international awards, and is the only physicist to have received major awards from all three US physics societies, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. In addition, he serves as co-chair of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and on the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Scientists.
Lawrence Krauss writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. In 2012 he was awarded the National Science Board's Public Welfare Medal, its highest national award, for his efforts to communicate and educate the public on science and engineering.
6th Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series Event Details
Who should attend: This event was open to anyone who would like to attend.
When: Sunday, 23 March 2014, 2:30-4pm
Where: UWCSEA Dover Campus
The Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Krauss