Lawrence M. Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist whose research covers science from the beginning to the end of the universe, will deliver the Gordon Tomkins Lecture tilted "The Greatest Story Ever Told ... So Far" at UC San Francisco.
The free event, open to the public, is slated for 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 in Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. A concert will precede the lecture featuring the music of Ravel, Debussy and Bartok.
He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He is an advocate of public understanding of science, public policy based on sound empirical data.
In August 2008 he joined the faculty at Arizona State University as Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and director of a university initiative, the Origins Project.