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Physicist Lawrence Krauss: Why Are We Here?

Evening Program with Book Signing

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1A0010
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Lawrence Krauss (Arizona State University)

In his bestselling book, A Universe from Nothing, the internationally renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. Now, with the publication of The Greatest Story Ever Told—-So Far: Why Are We Here?, Krauss draws on his blend of reason, rigorous research, and engaging storytelling to present a dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality and the scientists who have helped to unravel its unexpected fabric. Make no mistake, reality is not what we think we know. According to Krauss, it is something weird and counterintuitive, and its inner workings appear to be even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing. 

This evening, join Krauss as he opens the door to the natural forces that govern our existence. He once again challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within a universe where fact is stranger than fiction—and to understand why we are here.   

Krauss is director of the Origins Project and co-director of the Cosmology Initiative at Arizona State University.

The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far (Simon & Schuster) is available for sale and signing following the program.

Please Note: $20 student rate (with valid ID) available by calling 2020-633-3030 during the standard business hours.


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