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An Evening With Lawrence Krauss - "A Universe From Nothing"

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!

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Doors open at 6pm for UNO students with ID, 6:30pm for non-students.

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  • Charlotte

    I think it is probable that NOSHA supporters and members made up over 100 people in the audience and possibly closer to 200. So "thank you" to all of you for coming out on Saturday.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Charlotte

    An unbelievably moving and important evening for everyone!

    April 24, 2013

  • Bellavia

    It was a great lecture that I enjoyed quite alot. I wondered how to find anyone from this meetup group for discussion later but didn't figure that out.

    April 21, 2013

    • Rose

      I waited in line to get my book signed by Dr. Krauss, and actually met some new people in line. It took a while so some people had to leave. Hope to meet you at another event.

      April 21, 2013

  • William S.

    A classic presentation by Dr Krauss. Did not disappoint.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to hear Dr Krauss speak!

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • lenny

    pardon my ignorance but UNO center ballroom is in what building.

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Rose

      The building is called the University Center, and the event is in the ballroom of the Center. #32 on this map: http://uno2.uno.edu/m...­

      1 · April 17, 2013

  • Adam K.

    Ariel and I will both be there, and her father is going to attend with us. We are going to get there very early (at 6 PM).

    1 · March 28, 2013

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