Krauss will be panelist on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'

February 7, 2013

Lawrence Krauss, an ASU Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics and a best-selling author, is scheduled as a guest on this Friday’s "Real Time with Bill Maher." The talk show airs live at 8 p.m. (MST), Feb. 8 on HBO, and stars comedian and political satirist Bill Maher.

Krauss will participate in a panel discussion, which typically concerns itself with a current issue in the news. man speaking Download Full Image

In addition to being a professor at ASU, Krauss is the director of the Origins Project, which explores key questions about who we are and where we came from and what our future holds, and then holds open forums to encourage public participation.

Krauss is internationally known for his work in theoretical physics – he is the only physicist to receive major awards from all three U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He was awarded the 2012 Public Service Award from the National Science Board for his contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States.

His most recent book, “A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing,” offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions of existence. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for nonfiction within a week of its release.

He has authored more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the international best seller "The Physics of Star Trek" and "Quantum Man," which was awarded the 2011 Book of the Year by Physics World magazine.

"Real Time with Bill Maher" is a weekly talk show that features guests and panelists discussing current events in politics and media. "Real Time" airs live on Friday nights with repeat shows aired throughout the ensuing week.

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Excellence, impact: A look at the 2012 Regents' Professors

February 7, 2013

For their sustained level of international distinction and groundbreaking contributions, ASU's Ron Adrian, Sudhir Kumar and Rebecca Tsosie have been awarded ASU's highest faculty honor: Regents' Professor.

Their extraordinary contributions in the classroom and in their fields of expertise were celebrated at a special university ceremony Feb. 7, in ASU's Galvin Playhouse, on the Tempe campus, hosted by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Elizabeth D. Phillips, executive vice president and provost.  Download Full Image


Adrian, a professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy – within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – is a pioneer in the field of fluid mechanics, winning essentially every major award within the field.

“Even before I started first grade I pictured myself in a white lab coat someday, doing scientific experiments," he says. "I don’t know where that came from. I was just always curious about how things worked."

Read more on Adrian and his award.


Kumar, a professor of biology in the School of Life Sciences, within ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, directs the Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics at the Biodesign Institute, where he is a renowned expert in evolutionary bioinformatics, inspiring the next generation of scientists through inquiry-based coursework.

“I take a holistic approach, covering 4 billion years of evolution. This gamut of areas – from basic fundamental biology to applications of biology to improve human conditions – is what my research has been doing for the past 15 years,” Kumar says.

Read more on Kumar and his award.


Tsosie, a professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is considered the most highly regarded scholar of Indian law in the world.

“I was listening to their stories, and it was very powerful,” said Tsosie, regarding accounts of injustice toward American Indians. “I wanted to read more. I was really caught up in it.”

Read more on Tsosie and her award.


Britt Lewis

Interim Communications Director, ASU Library