Lawrence Krauss is director of the Origins Project at ASU and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department at Arizona State University. 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. He has won numerous international awards for both his research and his efforts to improve the public understanding of science. Krauss is the only physicist to have received the top awards from all 3 US Physics Societies, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and in 2012, he was awarded The National Science Board’s prestigious Public Service Award for his many contributions to public education and understanding of science around the world. Among his other honors are include the 2013 Roma award, from the city of Rome, and the 2015 Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association.
Krauss is the author of over 300 scientific publications, as well as numerous popular articles on science and current affairs. He is a commentator and essayist for newspapers such as The New York Times and The New Yorker and appears regularly on radio, television, and film. Krauss served as executive producer and subject of The Unbelievers, a documentary film that discusses science and reason with Richard Dawkins. He also stars in Werner Herzog’s new films Salt and Fire and Lo and Behold. He is the author of 10 popular books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Physics of Star Trek (1995) and A Universe from Nothing (2012). His new book The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far will be released in March 2017.
Krauss is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves as the chair of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is on the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Scientists. He helped found ScienceDebate, which, in 2008, and 2012 helped raise issues of science and sound public policy in the Presidential elections in those years. Hailed, by Scientific American as a rare scientific Public Intellectual, Krauss has dedicated his time, throughout his career, to issues of science and society and has helped spearhead national efforts to educate the public about science, ensure sound public policy, and defend science against attacks at a variety of levels.