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Two Lectures: Journey to the Beginning of Time/Greatest Story

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lawrence Krauss, renowned theoretical physicist, author, and public intellectual, will speak on November 9th, 7 PM, at SOU's Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union on fundamental questions such as, “How did the Universe Begin? How will it End? Are we Alone? Are there other Universes?” and other less grand but no less interesting questions such as “Do Black Holes Exist?” Even a generation ago, these may have appeared as forever inaccessible metaphysical questions. Remarkably in the past decade or two, and in some cases in the past year or it has become clear that at all of these are accessible, at least in principle, to experiment and observation, and in some cases we have come very close to answering them, or may do so within the next decade. These remarkable developments, which relate to questions all of us have, whether we are scientists or not, prove that Science Fact trumps Science Fiction every day.

Dr. Krauss will give a second lecture at 7 PM November 10th in Room 151 of SOU's Science Building, titled "The Greatest Story Ever Told...So far" in which he describes the scientific adventure from Plato through the discovery of the Higgs boson. It is a tale ripe with drama and surprise. and allows us to explore the hallmarks of what makes up good science and good scientific discoveries.

Dr. Lawrence Krauss, renowned theoretical physicist, author, and public intellectual, is director of the Origins Project at ASU and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department at Arizona State University. He has won numerous international awards for both his research and his efforts to improve the public understanding of science. He is the author of 10 books including NYT bestsellers The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing.