Biographical information


Lawrence Krauss


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.

Dr. Krauss is a Foundation Professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at ASU.

Previous Works


A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing (2012)

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science (2011)

Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond (2005)

Book – Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom’s Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth…and Beyond (2002)

Quintessence: The Mystery of the Missing Mass (2001)

Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time (1998)

The Physics of Star Trek (1996)

Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed (1994)

The Fifth Essence: The Search for Dark Matter in the Universe (1989)



Foundation Professor and Director of the Origins Project, Arizona State University