A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
One of the finest science communicators today, Professor Lawrence Krauss will be in the store and talking about his new book A Universe from Nothing March 17th at 5.00pm. Professor Krauss is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is the Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He also serves on the advisory board of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government. After his talk he will chat with local science show Einstein a Go-Go host Dr Krystal from Triple R radio station.
A Universe From Nothing is an accessible examination of the most basic underpinnings of existence, it has received high praise from top names in the scientific and literary community including Sam Harris, Frank Wilczek, and Ian McEwan. Krauss’ book provides a bold scientific answer to the foundational question of why there is something rather than nothing, but as you might suspect, it’s far more nuanced than that.
What was once regarded as nothing — empty space — we now know is full of energy, neutrinos and a multitude of strange particles. Today we might regard nothingness as the absence even of these and where the laws of physics, as we know them, have no meaning either. So if you have ever asked the question: what happened before the big bang? or what is nothing? or better yet, how do you get something from nothing? call Embiggen Books during business hours to book your place on 03 9662 2062 or drop in to the store at 197 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.