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  • Krauss Explains Big Bang Discovery

  • Posted on March 17, 2014 - 9:00am
  • At a press conference on Monday morning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a team of scientists operating a sensitive microwave telescope at the South Pole announced the discovery of polarization distortions in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, which is the observable afterglow of the Big Bang.

  • Krauss Honored as International Humanist

  • Posted on February 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
  • An esteemed physics professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration was inducted into the International Academy of Humanism, a prestigious multinational organization of science-minded individuals. Lawrence Krauss, who has been teaching at ASU since 2008, said he was honored by his selection as an Academy laureate in late January.

  • Krauss, Schmidt, Wilczek on Science Friday

  • Posted on February 12, 2014 - 11:00am
  • As part of our workshop Is Our Universe Necessary? Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss and Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek and Brian Schmidt were featured on Science Friday's broadcast Friday, January 31, 2014.

  • Origins Project 2013 Newsletter Now Available

  • Posted on August 27, 2013 - 9:00am
  • Catch up with all the exciting activities that Lawrence Krauss and the Origins Project held during the 2012-2013 year, including the sold-out Origins Stories events featuring such notable speakers as Neil de Grasse Tyson, Ira Flatow, Richard Dawkins, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Cameron Diaz, and more.

  • Krauss and Dawkins interviewed at Hot Docs Film Festival

  • Posted on May 2, 2013 - 12:00pm
  • Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins spoke with TVO's Steve Paikin to discuss thier new film, The Unbelievers, and to discusss what they personally believe.

  • Krauss Talks About the Weight of Space

  • Posted on April 15, 2013 - 2:30pm
  • Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss recently appeared on Krista Tippett's podcast, On Being, where he discussed the weight of space and the importance of scientific literacy.

  • Glowing Review of Storytelling of Science Featured in Slate

  • Posted on April 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
  • Tori Bosch of Slate wrote a glow reviewing of the Origins Stories Weekend event, the Storytelling of Science, which featured an esteemed panel speaking about their favorite stories of science to a sold-out crowd at Gammage Auditorium.

  • Origins Stories Reception: Where Scientists, Artists and Stars Mingle

  • Posted on March 31, 2013 - 9:00am
  • Moments before the first Origins Project event this past weekend, the stars and guests of the events met at a pre-event reception at Gammage Auditorum. Among those mingling were actress Cameron Diaz, physicist Brian Greene and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

  • World Premiere of New Krauss/Dawkins Film Announced

  • Posted on March 30, 2013 - 10:00am
  • The world premiere of a new documentary feature film, The Unbelievers, starring Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins will be held at the HotDocs Film Festival in Toronto.

  • Spring 2013 Distinguished Visiting Professors

  • Posted on March 1, 2013 - 9:00am
  • In Spring 2013 we welcome three Origins Project Distinguished Visiting Professors including Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek and Sidney Altman, and Booker Prize-winning novelist, Ian McEwan.