The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that renowned theoretical physicist and Carleton Science alumnus Lawrence Krauss is returning to Carleton’s campus to give the 2013 Discovery Lecture. Dr. Krauss’s lecture is entitled “The Universe from Nothing” and will take place on:
When: Friday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre (Southam Hall) – Carleton University
Pre-registration required. Seating is limited.
Lecture: The Universe from Nothing
The question, "Why is there something rather than nothing?" has been asked for millenia by people who argue for a creator of our Universe. Taking a trip back to the beginning of the beginning and the end of the end, and reviewing the remarkable developments in cosmology and particle physics over the past 40 years that have revolutionized our picture of the universe, we will explore the discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of both nothing and something. It has become clear that not only can our universe naturally arise from nothing, without supernatural shenanigans, but that it probably did.”
Biography: Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Project at the 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 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. He frequently contributes to newspapers including the New York Times and Wall St. Journal, and in 2012 was awarded the National Science Board's Public Service award for his contributions to public education.
View the lecture poster here.