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Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing.

As an advocate of scientific skepticism, science education, and the science of morality, he appears in national media and has written editorials for The New York Times. His opposition to intelligent design gained national prominence as a result of his 2004 appearance before the state school board of Ohio. In 2006 and 2008, he was a speaker at the Beyond Belief symposium, plus he served on Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign science policy committee. In December 2011, Krauss was named as a non-voting honorary board member for the Center for Inquiry.

Krauss newest book - released in Jan 2012 - is entitled A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, with an afterword by Richard Dawkins. This became a New York Times Bestseller within a week of its release. He is one of the few living physicists that Scientific American has referred to as a “public intellectual”, and the only physicist to have received awards from all three major U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics.

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