Australian Skeptics National Convention, Melbourne 25th-27th November 2016
1800 666 996

Lawrence Krauss


Turning Metaphysics into Physics: Gravitational Waves and the Beginning of Time

Lawrence Krauss is Director of the ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University, and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics. Described by Scientific American as a unique scientific ‘public intellectual’, Krauss is a renowned theoretical physicist as well as one of the most well-known advocates for science worldwide. In addition to over 300 scientific publications, he has written nine books for a general audience, including the international bestsellers The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe From Nothing, with translations into over 20 languages. His research focuses on the intersection of cosmology and elementary particle physics, including general relativity and quantum gravity, the early universe, the origin of mass, neutrino astrophysics and the long-term future of the universe. Lawrence is the winner of numerous international awards and is the only physicist to have received the major awards from all three US physics societies. In 2012, he was awarded the National Science Board’s Public Service Award for his many contributions. He frequently appears on TV and radio and contributes to newspapers and magazines, and is the subject of a new full-length feature film The Unbelievers, which follows Krauss and Richard Dawkins around the world as they discuss science and reason.