December 21, 2011
Lawrence Krauss will join the ASU Libraries Science Book Discussion to answer questions about his recent biography, "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science," which was named by Physics World as book of the year for 2011.
The discussion is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, in room 105 of Noble Library on the Tempe campus.
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Krauss’ book examines and illuminates the life and work of Richard Feynman who was a flamboyant and brilliant physicist and lecturer. Feynman was well known for his ability to popularize physics and he revamped the introductory physics curriculum at Caltech in 1965 in a series of lectures that were captured in recordings and pictures as well as the manuscript, The Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Feynman also assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was the recipient of the Noble Prize in Physics in 1965. Like Feynman, Krauss excels at the ability to make physics and complicated ideas accessible and this book discussion is an opportunity to pursue these topics in a relaxed and informal setting.
Lawrence Krauss is a foundation professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU and the director of the university’s Origins Project. He is also the author of many best selling books, including "The Physics of Star Trek" and "Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond." His latest book, "A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing," will be available Jan. 10.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the discussion. The book discussion is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, visit http://libguides.asu.edu/sciencebookdiscussion.