In lieu of the regular NOSHA meeting at the Audubon Zoo, we are promoting this extraordinary opportunity as an alternative for our members.
The University of New Orleans Society of Physics Students and Student Government are the sponsors of "An Evening with Lawrence Krauss."
Dr. Krauss is the Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University.
An MIT graduate, he is a world leader in theoretical astrophysics and has published over 300 scientific papers in the field. He is the author of several acclaimed popular science books, including "The Physics of Star Trek," "Quantum Man," and the New York Times Bestseller "A Universe from Nothing."
Krauss frequently appears on national television shows such as the Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper 360 and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is known for a recent controversy for stating that teaching creationism is a form of child abuse:
"If you're introducing it as reality, if you're telling your kids the world is 6,000 years old, and they shouldn't believe scientists because there is no way humans are related to other animals, and don’t believe any of that stuff you learned in school, or take your kids of out of school because they are learning something, then it is like the Taliban at some level, which is an extreme form of child abuse," Krauss said.
The Taliban doesn't want girls to be educated or people to be educated because if they do they'll understand the myths that they are learning are crap."
Sounds like our kind of guy!
Doors open at 6pm for UNO students with ID, 6:30pm for non-students.