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

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Fri Jun 3 02:01:13 UTC 2011

Sorry but the wrong contact details were initially provided
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Email: events at curtin.edu.au
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Sorry for the initial incorrect details and any inconvenience caused.

On 2/06/11 10:08 AM, "Emma Donnelly" <e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au> wrote:

>> 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
>> Emma Donnelly
>> Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering
>> Curtin University
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