When it comes to the Universe, there isn’t anyone in it that may know more about it then NY Times Bestselling Author Professor Lawrence Krauss. He is one of the most brilliant minds on the planet, and is regarded as perhaps the world’s leading theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Prof. 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. In the Cosmologist world he is a rock star, and this has transitioned to him being featured on frequent TV Shows, lecturing and speaking around the world and so much more.
He has written countless scientific publications, as well as numerous popular articles on physics and astronomy. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and writing, including the Gravity Research Foundation First Prize Award (1984), and the Presidential Investigator Award (1986). In February 2000, in Washington D.C., Krauss was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 1999-2000 Award for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology . Previous awardees include Carl Sagan (1995) and E.O. Wilson (1994). In 2001 he was awarded the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society . The citation reads “For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the early universe, and extraordinary achievement in communicating the essence of physical science to the general public”. Previous awardees include Stephen W. Hawking (1999), and Kip S. Thorne (1996). In 2001 the American Institute of Physics awarded Krauss the Andrew Gemant Award , given annually to “a person who has made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimensions of physics”. Previous awardees include Freeman Dyson, Steven Weinberg, and Stephen Hawking. He was also awarded the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in 2002 for his book “Atom”. In August of 2003 it was announced that Krauss had been awarded the Oersted Medal , the highest award of the American Association of Physics Teachers, for his contributions to the teaching of physics. Previous awardees include Richard Feynman, I.I. Rabi, Edward Purcell, and Hans Bethe. With this award, he becomes the first physicist to have been awarded these three most prestigious awards from the APS, the AIP, and the AAPT. In 2005 he was also awarded the Joseph P. Burton Forum Award from the American Physical Society for his work on issues of science and society.
Krauss has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science , and in June 2003 was awarded an honorary D.Sc degree from Carleton University in recognition of his scientific contributions, and his efforts at public understanding of science.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of the “Universe’s” smartest people, Lawrence Krauss, right after his appearance on The Colbert Report the night before, to talk about his new book “A Universe From Nothing” which explores how the Universe was created, the existence of God, his incredible career, dinner with Woody Allen the night before, theories of getting Kate Upton to materialize out of nothing, and sooo much more!! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
And here is Lawrence Krauss on The Colbert Report right before sitting down with me in NYC:
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