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Discovery Lecture with Lawrence Krauss Set to Take Place at Carleton University

Carleton University is pleased to announce that renowned theoretical physicist and science alumnus, Lawrence Krauss, BSc/77, is returning to the university to give the 2013 Discovery Lecture. Dr. Krauss’s lecture is entitled The Universe from Nothing.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required here. Media are invited to attend.

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

The question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” has been asked for millennia. Taking a trip back to the beginning of the beginning and the end of the end, and reviewing the remarkable developments in cosmology and particle physics over the past 40 years, Krauss will explore the discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of both nothing and something. It has become clear that not only can the universe naturally arise from nothing, without supernatural shenanigans, but that it probably did.

This event is part of Carleton’s inaugural Throwback 2013 homecoming, taking place from Sept. 16 until Sept. 22. Throwback will give Carleton alumni and supporters a chance to revisit their university days while rallying behind Carleton’s recently revived football team.

About Lawrence Krauss:

Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and most recently A Universe from Nothing. He is the winner of numerous international awards, and is the only physicist to have received major awards from all three U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He frequently contributes to newspapers, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and in 2012 was awarded the National Science Board’s Public Service award for his contributions to public education.

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
613-355-0336
christopher_cline@carleton.ca