October 15, 2017, 4 p.m. CT
Award-winning theoretical physicist, “New York Times” bestselling author and passionate advocate for scientific reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality – a grand poetic vision of nature – and how we find our place within it.
In an unprecedented work of scientific history, Krauss explores the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern the existence of life. His blend of research and storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable, creative scientists who helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality – with reason rather than superstition and dogma.
“The Greatest Story” challenges readers to re-envision the world and its place within the universe. Krauss celebrates the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertaken – to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction.
Lawrence Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and foundation professor in the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe. He has won international awards for his research and his efforts to improve the public understanding of science.
Krauss authored more than 300 scientific publications and articles on science and current affairs. He is a commentator and essayist for newspapers such as “The New York Times” and “The New Yorker” and appears on radio, television, and film. He was executive producer and subject of the documentary film “The Unbelievers,” and stars in the films “Salt and Fire” and “Lo and Behold.” He is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestsellers “The Physics of Star Trek” and “A Universe from Nothing.”
“Scientific American” hailed Krauss as a rare scientific public intellectual who has dedicated his time to issues of science and society and helped to lead national efforts to educate the public about science, ensure sound public policy and defend science against attacks at all levels.