Lawrence Krauss is a cosmologist and theoretical physicist, a leading voice for science education and literacy and the author of acclaimed popular books including A Universe from Nothing and The Physics of Star Trek. Lawrence is Foundation Professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project.
Lawrence’s research focuses on the Big Questions: the early universe, dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to the origin of all mass in the universe.
Lawrence is a tireless agitator and advocate on behalf of scientific inquiry and education. In 2005 his New York Times piece and personal letter helped to prompt the Catholic Church’s reevaluation of its stance on evolution. His group Help Ohio Public Education, formed to elect pro-science school board candidates, has been wildly successful, and he has banded together with Nobel Laureates, business leaders, scientists and politicians to demand a Presidential debate on science during each election cycle.