On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 7 PM Lawrence Krauss walked onto the stage at ASU Gammage Auditorium and began an evening focused on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science with a panel of some of the world’s most well known scientists, writers, and broadcasters.
Join us to view the video of this incredible event from start to finish as they discuss the stories that made them want to become scientists. These distinguished and accomplished individuals demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance of helping promote a public understanding of science.
- Tracy Day, a four-time National News Emmy award-winning journalist and World Science Festival Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
- Brian Greene, is perhaps one of the most famous theoretical physicists in the world, thanks to his 1999 best-selling book, The Elegant Universe, a guide to string theory for average readers.
- Ira Flatow, NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist, he is the host of Talk Of The Nation: Science Friday where he strives "to make science and technology a topic for discussion around the dinner table."
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
- Lawrence Krauss executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director
- Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1941.
- Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society.
- Neal Stephenson, popular science fiction writer and author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World) and the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
The entire video presentation is about 2 hours and 15 minutes long. There will be limited refreshments and you are encouraged to bring your own as well.