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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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