Public intellectual, leading cosmologist and bestselling writer, Lawrence M. Krauss adroitly crosses the chasm between science and popular culture.
Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, he is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books including international bestsellers The Physics of Star Trek (1995), Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (2010) and this year’s A Universe from Nothing.
Krauss has won numerous science awards and is a regular commentator on radio and television, as well as contributing to publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New Scientist. He is particularly active in issues of science and society and heavily involved in the current science-in-education debate in the United States.
Lawrence Krauss appears at the Festival, in partnership with The University of Auckland, as one of the University’s 2012 Hood Fellows.