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Lawrence Krauss gives Michael West Lecture

On October 22, 2014 the Larmor Lecture Theatre at Queen's University Belfast was filled with nearly 270 people for the Michael West Lecture entitled Journey to the Beginning of Time given by Prof. Lawrence Krauss.

During the talk Professor Krauss discussed what could potentially be the most exciting discovery of our time, the signature of gravitational waves in the early universe.


Prof Lawrence M. Krauss, Arizona State University
22nd October 2014, Larmor Lecture Theatre, 7.30pm

Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and acclaimed teacher and lecturer. His studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He is currently the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Origins will become a centre for research and outreach on origins issues, from the origins of the universe, to human origins, to the origins of consciousness and culture.

He is the author of many acclaimed popular books, including, 'The Fifth Essence: The Search for Dark Matter in the Universe', 'Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth…and Beyond' and his newest book 'A Universe from Nothing: Why there is something rather than nothing'. In 2013, he starred in a new full length feature film documentary called 'The Unbelievers', which follows Krauss and colleague Richard Dawkins around the world as they discuss science and reason.

This was the sixth lecture in the Michael West Lecture series. The lecture series is presented in association with the Irish Astronomical Association.

Prof. Stephen Smartt (Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre), Prof. Lawrence Krauss and Dr. Ernst de Mooij.
Ernst is the current Michael West fellow who works on exoplanets and public outreach at Queen’s.
Prof. Lawrence Krauss during the talk

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