Acclaimed Physicist to Speak at SOU About Human Origins

(Ashland, Ore.) – Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss, the author of more than 300 scientific publications and popular articles on physics and astronomy, will make two public appearances at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. next week. On Thursday, October 14, Dr. Krauss will trace the biography of a single atom from the beginning of the universe until the end, as imagined today.  The talk, titled An Atom from Oregon: Human Origins from the Beginning to the End of Time, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rogue River Room in the Student Union (note new location). On Friday, October 15, at 3 p.m. in the Science Building lecture hall 118, Dr. Krauss will speak about Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Professor Krauss is the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and the Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Professor Krauss is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gravity Research Foundation First Prize Award (1984), and the Presidential Investigator Award (1986). In February, 2000, Dr. Krauss was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 1999-2000 Award for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology. He is the author of many acclaimed popular books including The Fifth Essence: The Search for Dark Matter in the Universe (Basic Books, 1989), which was named Astronomy Book of the Year by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Professor Krauss’s discussions are part of the SOU campus wide theme series entitled On Being Human. The series is sponsored by the SOU Arts and Humanities Council, the Office of Student Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Morris at (552-6740) or Dr. Prakash Chenjeri at (552-6034).

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