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Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies

Lawrence Krauss discusses Stephen Hawking's profound legacy.

Lawrence Krauss' January 2018 Horizon Appearance

Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss joins Ted Simons on Arizona Horizon to explain some of the exciting discoveries recently made, including a fireball that lit up the sky in January, the telescope that will be replacing Hubble and a 180,000-year-old fossil of a human jaw found in Israel.

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight

Days after Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday Clock to 2½ minutes to midnight, in part because of destabilizing comments from America’s new commander in chief. One year later, the clock moves forward again by 30 seconds, because of the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change. The Science and Security Board for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists assesses that the world is not only more dangerous than it was a year ago; it is as threatening as it has been since World War II. In fact, the Doomsday Clock is as close to midnight today as it was in 1953,...[ read more ]

Lawrence Krauss' December Horizon Appearance

Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss joins Arizona Horizon to explore five of the most significant scientific findings of 2017.

How the Universe Works returns January 9

Lawrence Krauss shares his knowledge as an "expert" on the new season of How the Universe Works. How the Universe Works shows you how the cosmos is designed, built, and actually works. See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces that make us who we are.

Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Nicholas Kristof writes about how despite the craziness in politics, the risk of nuclear war, natural disasters and other such things, 2017 was not actually the worst year ever. He shares why 2017 was "probably the very best year in the long history of humanity" in his New York Times op-ed.

The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far: Why Are We Here? has been nominated for Pen/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing

The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far: Why Are We Here? has been nominated for Pen/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing for a book that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject of the physical or biological sciences and communicates complex scientific concepts to a lay audience.

Lawrence Krauss' November Arizona Horizon Appearance

Lawrence Krauss discusses colliding stars, missing mass and more on Arizona Horizon with Ted Simons.

WeTransfer collaborates with more than 40 artists to introduce an interactive exhibition

WeTransfer has formed an alliance with Stink Studios, Gilles Peterson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Survive and Wanda Diaz Merced to roll out an interactive exhibition titled “A Message from Earth." The exhibition, which integrates music, film, art and literature, pays tribute to the original Golden Record. Golden Records was the amalgamation of everything human like music, images and sounds which were compiled by astronomer Carl Sagan.

Reza Aslan and Lawrence Krauss debate whether religion is inherently violent, and if science and faith can coexist.

Is religion a force of good or evil? A controversial question at times, but one that can't be avoided in the modern world. From violence and terror, to gender equality, to science, reason, and education - the faithful and the faithless tend to repeatedly clash over whether religion is a net positive or negative, whether it helps humanity more than it hurts it. In this week's UpFront special, Reza Aslan and Lawrence Krauss debate religion's place in society, whether religion is inherently violent, and if science and faith can coexist.

Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss to tour NZ

Two of the planet's best-known thinkers - evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins and theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss - are set to visit New Zealand next year.

Arizona Horizon September Science Update with Krauss

Dr. Krauss appeared on Arizona Horizon for his monthly segment Science Matters with Ted Simons.

Hay Levels series 3 launches free video resources for A Level students

World-leading writers and thinkers have joined together to launch the third series of Hay Levels: an inspiring, free series of educational videos from Hay Festival in which experts from a range of disciplines offer inspiration for A Level students. Experts include Michael Rosen, Marcus du Sautoy, Laura Bates, Sarah Churchwell, Lawrence Krauss, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Colm Toíbín, Philippe Sands, Janina Ramirez, Anne-Marie Imafiddon, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Dr Kourosh Saeb Parsy, James Holland, Dr Helen Rappaport, Dr Gabrielle Walker, Dr Oscar Guardioula-Rievera, Gilliant Tett, Jerry Brotton, Alexander Todorov, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Carlo Rovelli, Dame Nemat Shafik, Dame Athene Donald and Catherine Barnard.

Fallout: Trump's 'fire and fury' sends officials scrambling

Lawrence Krauss shares his thoughts on statements coming from the White House regarding North Korea.

Will the Doomsday Clock be reset in light of North Korea situation?

Dr. Lawrence Krauss, who has worked with the Bulletin for about a decade as the chairman of the board of sponsors, has intimate knowledge of revisions made to the clock. He confirmed that despite escalations on Tuesday with North Korea and the president's comments, the clock will not be set closer to midnight, at least until next year. Read more here.

Lawrence Krauss Endows Scholarship

Krauss decided to endow an annual scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate physics student at Carleton with a $25,000 gift that’s being matched by the university.

Lawrence Krauss officiates wedding

On a lark, Rebecca Falkowski asked a world-renowned scientist to officiate her wedding. Here’s what happened.

Lawrence Krauss' March Horizon appearance

Lawrence talks about his new book with Ted Simmons on Horizon's "Science Matters".

ASU Origins Event: AI Scientists Gather to Plot Doomsday Scenarios (and Solutions)

Researchers, cyber-security experts and policy wonks ask themselves: What could possibly go wrong?

Lawrence Krauss' February Horizon Appearance

Lawrence Krauss uses his expert insight to explain the latest science news on Horizon's "Science Matters" with Ted Simmons.

Lawrence Krauss' BHA Darwin Day Lecture

2,000 attend BHA Darwin Day Lecture on ‘cosmic natural selection’ given by Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss' January 24 Horizon appearance

Lawrence Krauss uses his expert insight to explain the latest science news on Horizon's "Science Matters " with Ted Simmons.

Conway Memorial Lecture available to view

Lawrence Krauss gives his talk "Hidden Realities: The Greatest Story Ever Told.. So Far" for the 2016 Conway Memorial lecture chaired by A.C. Grayling. The lecture is now available to view.

Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence discusses the latest big science news on Horizon

Lawrence Krauss' latest Horizon "Science Matters" appearance

On September 6, 2016, Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss discussed the latest science news, including the discovery of a habitable planet circling a neighboring star with Ted Simmons on Horizon Science Matters.

ASU professor Lawrence Krauss will be starring as a villain in an upcoming Herzog film

Lawrence Krauss is known for his scientific research and overall influence on the academic world. But this year, he expanded his horizons and took on a new challenge: acting.

Lawrence Krauss' Horizon "Science Matters" appearance on July 11

On July 11, 2016, Arizona State University Physicist Lawrence Krauss discussed the latest science news, including the planned deep exploration of Jupiter’s atmosphere by the Juno spacecraft with Ted Simmons on Horizon Science Matters.

Lawrence Krauss is a part of the Breathrough Starshot mission!

Lawrence Krauss has been invited to the Management and Advisory Committee of the Breakthrough Starshot Mission. The advisory team for the mission is a group made up from the top scientists and engineers.

Krauss has lowest ever Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number

Depp event gives Krauss the lowest ever Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number, the ultimate cross-disciplinary kudos.

Dr. Lawrence Krauss: Winner of the 2016 Richard Dawkins Award

Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason are pleased to announce Dr. Lawrence Krauss as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award.

Lawrence Krauss New Board of Sponsors Chair

CHICAGO– July, 21, 2015 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Lawrence Krauss has been elected Chair of the organization’s Board of Sponsors; Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman has been elected Chair Emeritus, marking the first time the Bulletin has bestowed such an honor. Lederman and Krauss have co-chaired the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors since 2009. “Leon Lederman has been a remarkable scientist and humanitarian throughout an equally remarkable career in physics research,” said Krauss today. “He boldly served as the face of an organization that I have admired since I was an undergraduate in physics over 40 years ago: the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. It has been one of the greatest privileges of my career to...[ read more ]

Lawrence Krauss, 2015 Humanist of the Year

Lawrence Krauss has been named the 2015 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanists Association. The Humanist of the Year award was established in 1953 to recognize a person of national or international reputation who, through the application of humanist values, has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the human condition. Selection of the awardee is based on research derived from biographical data, writings, studies, and contributions to humanity. Nominations are accepted from AHA members. The Awards Committee, with the approval of the Board, makes the selection. A bronze plate bearing an inscription is awarded at the Annual Conference.

An Evening with The Unbelievers

An Evening with The Unbelievers 

In Space and Time With Dr. Lawrence Krauss

Channel 8 (KAET), Arizona's PBS station, is presenting "In Space and Time With Dr. Lawrence Krauss," a new interactive web series on Google Plus that aims to produce answers to questions about the cosmos.

The Unbelievers is now available on itunes!

Check out Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkin's documentary "The Unbelievers" on itunes.

Krauss honored at international festival of science documentaries

Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss was honored at the Academia Film Olomouc, near Prague, for his contributions to public understanding of science, and for his work in increasing awareness of science in society. The Academia Film Olomouc award for Outstanding Communication of Science was presented at a special ceremony on April 19, in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Lawrence Krauss awarded “The Roma Award Urbs Universalis 2013”

In conjunction with the upcoming 14th edition of the “Premio Roma” – international literature Rome Award, on behalf of the City of Rome, Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss will receive “The Roma Award Urbs Universalis 2013”. The “Premio Roma” is one of the major literary award in Italy from fourtheen years. The Award has 3 sections: International Fiction, Italian Fiction and International Non-Fiction. “The Roma Award Urbs Universalis” of which Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss  is the Winner, is assigned by the jury to a person who has acquired special merits in the international arena. The award, given directly by the Mayor of Rome, was granted in recent years to Nobel Prize winners, scientists, engineers and musicians of international caliber such as:...[ read more ]

Lawrence Krauss, CFI Urge Chair of House Science Committee to Protect Scientific Inquiry

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) on Thursday submitted a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), calling his draft legislative proposal altering the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) peer review system “both unnecessary and potentially harmful to science research supported by the United States government.”

Lawrence to be interviewed on The Morning Show Toronto

February 26, 2013- 7:20 AM EST

Q&A ABC Australia

February 18, 2013-Sydney, Australia

The Unbelievers (2013) Official Trailer

Krauss will be panelist on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'

Krauss will be panelist on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'- February 8, 2013

A Universe from Nothing is on The Guardian's list of Best Books

Tim Radford chooses the finest science books of the last year in "Christmas gifts 2012: the best science books"

Science refutes God Debate on Dec 5, 2012

Click on this link on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:45pm EST to watch the livestream.

A Universe from Nothing is in the final round at

A Universe from Nothing is in the final round at  for best nonfiction of 2012!  Thanks to all have been voting!

Register for Arizona PBS Nerd Walk for chance to hang out with Physics of Star Trek author Lawrence Krauss

Nerd Walk is on the “horizon” — and now you could be, too. Sort of. Anyone who registers for the ASU Homecoming tie-in event by Oct. 15 at will be entered into a drawing for an in-studio visit with renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, who recently joined Eight’s Arizona Horizon as a monthly guest. You’ll get to hang out with him on the set of Horizon, and Eight will buy you one of his books (among the choices: The Physics of Star Trek and  Beyond Star Trek : From Alien Invasions to the End of Time).

Professor Lawrence M Krauss begins inaugural Professorial lecture series

Last week, Professor Lawrence M Krauss kicked off the College’s mandatory Science Literacy course with the first of a seven lectures series called “From Big Bang to Eternity: Life, the Universe and Everything”. Earlier this week, a wide variety of friends of the College were invited to participate in the second lecture of the series alongside our NCH students. Greg Kerr, Master in Charge of Higher Education at Ibstock Place School said: “”I congratulate NCH on a fabulous choice of speaker last night. In all my three years of studying Physics as an undergraduate, I don’t think any lecturer came close to delivering such an uplifting and inspiring talk. Your students are very lucky and, judging by the comments I...[ read more ]

Krauss talks science each month with Simons on 'Horizon'

ASU physicist and author Lawrence Krauss will be a regular monthly guest on the Eight, Arizona PBS show "Arizona Horizon," where he and host Ted Simons will talk about current issues in science.

Lawrence joined Twitter

Follow him @LKrauss1

Vanity Fair to Host Christopher Hitchens Memorial this Friday

Vanity Fair will host a memorial for the late Christopher Hitchens this Friday in the Great Hall of Cooper Union. Scheduled to pay tribute in New York are Stephen Fry, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Christopher Buckley, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, and physicist Lawrence Krauss.

Lawrence Krauss gives Physics World Online Lecture

WEBINAR SERIES Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's life in science It took a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that breaks all the rules. This lecture will be based on Lawrence M Krauss' new book Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science. Krauss will present a scientific overview of the contributions of Feynman, as seen through the arc of his fascinating life. From quantum mechanics to antiparticles and from Rio de Janeiro to Los Alamos, a whirlwind tour will provide insights into the character, life and accomplishments of one of the 20th century's most important scientists, as well as an object lesson in scientific integrity.

Lawrence Krauss is the recipient of The National Science Board 2012 Public Service Award for an individual

The National Science Board (NSB) announced today that renowned cosmologist and author, Lawrence Krauss, is the recipient of its 2012 Public Service Award for an individual.  He will receive the NSB Public Service Award for an individual medal and certificate at an awards ceremony and dinner on May 3 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Rebroadcast of Something from Nothing? A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss!

Something from Nothing? A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss will be rebroadcast here on February 10th at 1pm.  Lawrence Krauss will answer questions live via webcam after the broadcast. The Simon and Schuster USTREAM link is

We're #11 on the New York Times Best Sellers list!

We are proud to share that A Universe from Nothing is now #11 on the New York Times Best Seller list! Check out the current list here!

Quantum Man named book of the year 2011

With hundreds of popular-physics books published every year, finding the best is far from easy. Physics World named their choices for the 10 best books reviewed in the magazine in 2011 with Quantum Man at number one. It was also named one of the best summer science books by ABC Science.

Read Richard Dawkins' Compelling Afterword

Read Richard Dawkins' afterword for the new book, A Universe From Nothing, available Jan 10, 2012

A Universe from Nothing on YouTube

A Universe from Nothing video has been viewed by over a million people on YouTube! Click here to experience this exciting discussion on the concepts within A Universe From Nothing.

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