From the Sun to the Universe: Your Hidden Connections to the Cosmos
From the Sun, to the Universe: Your Hidden Connections to the Cosmos
with Lawrence Krauss, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project, Arizona State University
Sunday, October 22 at 7 pm
Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
This summer millions in North America were treated to one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena: A total eclipse of the Sun. Our attempts to understand the processes that govern the formation and evolution of the Sun has revealed hidden aspects of reality that have not only pushed the forefront of science forward, but have also provided tools that have revealed new connections between our lives and a cosmos that we are only just beginning to truly understand.The object that inspired the ancients continues to inspire us at the forefront of science today.
Physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, a graduate of Carleton University (BSc/1977), obtained a PhD from MIT. His research contributions include more than 200 academic and media publications, and he is the author of 10 bestselling popular science books, include The Physics of Star Trek and The Universe from Nothing, which became a bestseller soon after its publication. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including awards from all three American physics societies. Carleton University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2003.