THEORETICAL PHYSICIST – Award-Winning NYT Bestselling Author – HOST OF THE ORIGINS PODCAST
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Explore the life and work of Lawrence M. Krauss, world-renowned theoretical physicist, commentator, bestselling author, President of The Origins Project Foundation and host of the Origins Podcast. Here, you can discover more about Lawrence M. Krauss’s past and present work, writing, appearances, events, and how to connect with him via email and social media.
Among his numerous important scientific contributions was the proposal, in 1995, that most of the energy of the Universe resided in empty space. Lawrence M. Krauss previously served as Director of Arizona State University’s Origins Project, and Foundation Professor for a decade from 2008-2018, and also as Chair of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 2006-2018. During his career Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss has held endowed professorships and distinguished research appointments at institutions including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Boston University, University of Zurich, University of California at Santa Barbara, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Case Western Reserve University, Australian National University, Arizona State University, and New College of Humanities.
Had a wonderful conversation with @LKrauss1 on quantum mechanics and other things. Needless to say we both share the conviction that science dispels ignorance and fear, guiding us towards enlightenment.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 3, 2023
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Three of the most important words in science are “I don’t know.” Not knowing implies a Universe of opportunities—the possibility of discovery and surprise. Our understanding of science has advanced immeasurably over the last five hundred years, yet many fundamental mysteries of existence persist: How did our Universe begin? How big is the Universe? Is time travel possible? What’s at the center of a black hole? How did life on Earth arise? Are we alone? What is consciousness, and can we create it?
From the review by RXTT’s Book Journey
“I hope that this book receives a very wide readership, for it is as equally valuable to a young scientist as it is to a layperson interested in big ideas.Our world bounces back and forth from close-minded totalitarian fundamentalism to wide-open progressive ideals.It is very easy for a society to lose ground, to lose hard-earned knowledge and wisdom, because someone, or something, claims to know all the answers.Beware of anyone telling you to stop asking questions.RUN AWAY from anyone telling there are no new answers out there and we already know all we need to know.They are Liars and con-artists and only seek to control you so they can line their pockets.Find those among us who are kind, who seek new answers and new questions, who understand that, for all we know as humans, our knowledge is dwarfed by the vast amounts we do not know.Lawrence M. Krauss has crafted an amazing book, one that not only tells us what we know and how, but informs us of what we have yet to find out. I highly recommend it.”
The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflects the full range of the human experience – exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire.
Lawrence Krauss joins astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson in his office at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City to discuss Neil’s background, science communication methods, creating the perfect science sound bite, and much more.
On this episode of The Origins Podcast, experimental psychologist, Steven Pinker shares an excellent conversation with Lawrence Krauss. Steven and Lawrence cover a variety of topics, including rationality, evolutionary psychology, and language.
In this episode, Lawrence Krauss talks with actor, writer and comedian, Ricky Gervais about the science of comedy, the comedy of religion, and the religion of free speech. He also gets a mind-bending, personal science lesson from Lawrence.
Lawrence Krauss routinely communicates with his community on Twitter. You can see his latest thoughts and discussions there. For more formal writings and discussions, please visit the Critical Mass Substack site.