[ASC-list] WA - Public Lecture - Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Thu Jun 2 02:08:58 UTC 2011

> Curtin University¹s School of Science is pleased to invite you to
> Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story
> Over the past decade, new observations have led to a revolution in cosmology.
> The standard model of cosmology established over the last 100 years is now
> dead. Its replacement may be far more bizarre, leading to the biggest unsolved
> mystery in modern physics.  In this talk, Professor Lawrence Krauss will first
> describe the remarkable developments that have changed what we know about the
> Universe. He will also address several key questions that have arisen as a
> result of discovering that the dominant energy of the universe resides in
> empty space. Are the laws of physics tailored for the existence of life?
> What might science in the far future tell us?
> Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and populariser of modern science
> and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University.  Hailed by
> Scientific American as a rare public intellectual, he is the author of more
> than three hundred scientific publications and 8 books, including the
> bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, and the recipient of numerous
> international awards for his research and writing, and also frequently appears
> on radio and television.  He 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
> received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> in 1982 then joined the Harvard Society of Fellows, followed by Professorships
> at Yale, Chairmanship at Case Western Reserve, and then moving in 2008 to
> accept a position as Foundation Professor at ASU.  Krauss is also one of the
> few prominent scientists today to have actively crossed the chasm between
> science and popular culture. For example, besides his radio and television
> work, Krauss has performed solo with the Cleveland Orchestra, narrating Gustav
> Holst's The Planets at the Blossom Music Center in the most highly attended
> concert at that venue, and was nominated for a Grammy award for his liner
> notes for a Telarc CD of music from Star Trek. In 2005 he also served as a
> jury member at the Sundance Film Festival.
> Date: 17 June 2011
> Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
> Location: Curtin University, Hayden Williams Lecture Theatre (building 405
> room 201)
> Audience: anyone interested in cosmology and the universe or popular science
> Parking: free and available at all sites on campus ­ see map for details
> http://properties.curtin.edu.au/maps/
> Cost: free ­ but RSVPs are essential
> RSVP: Curtin Events via events at cutin.edu.au or 9215 2563
> Emma Donnelly
> Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering
> Curtin University
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