Programs and Events

Dr. Lawrence KraussDr. Lawrence M. Krauss will be the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Eckerd College on March 27 at 7:30 PM in Miller Auditorium on the topic:  Science, Non-science and Nonsense.

Dr. Krauss is the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University and the Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics. His research interests include Theoretical Physics: Particle Theory, Cosmology, Astrophysics. For the past 15 years he has been active in the emerging field of particle astrophysics. He received undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Carleton University, and the Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lawrence Krauss has received many awards, and is one of the only living scientists that Scientific American has referred to as a "public intellectual." He is the only physicist ever to have received the highest awards of all three major US Physics Societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics.

The author of over 200 scientific publications as well as numerous popular articles on physics and astronomy, Krauss has also written six popular books, including the international bestseller, The Physics of Star Trek and the award-winning Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom's Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth and Beyond. He also writes frequently for The New York Times and appears regularly on radio and television.

He has been an outspoken social critic and was among 60 prominent scientists who signed a letter entitled "Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policymaking," critiquing the Bush administration's misuse of science.

For more information, check out Questions that Plague Physics (PDF) and Dr. Krauss' Case Western Reserve site

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