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Lawrence M. Krauss

Biography:

Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.

He was born in New York City and moved shortly thereafter to Toronto, Canada, where he grew up. He received undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Physics at Carleton University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982), then joined the Harvard Society of Fellows (1982-85). He joined the faculty of the departments of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University as assistant professor in 1985, and associate professor in 1988. In 1993 he was named the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy, and Chairman of the department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He served in the latter position for 12 years, until 2005. In 2002, he was named Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case.

Past Shows:

Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

From 6-10pm (PT), Art Bell: Somewhere in Time traveled back in time to November 6, 2002, when theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss, joined Art Bell for a discussion on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, along with the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity, neutrino astrophysics and time travel. ... More »

Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time

Cosmology, the Universe, & Evolution

Theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss joined John B. Wells (email) to discuss the origin of the universe and how it could have arisen from nothing. In the first hour, researcher James Chiles commented on the failing Phobos-Grunt space probe and the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. ... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Cosmology, Star Trek & Evolution

Appearing during the first three hours, Astronomy & Physics Professor Lawrence M. Krauss discussed cosmology, science, and evolution and also evaluated how feasible the technology from Star Trek might be. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Dimensions & Cosmology

Prof. Lawrence Krauss discussed dimensions cosmology, and science. Currently there is no empirical evidence for dimensions beyond our own, yet he speculated there could be hidden dimensions where the laws of physics are completely different. Gravity might leak off into another dimension, which could explain why its effect is so weak, he added. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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