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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

Town Hall’s Science series is dedicated to understanding the world around us. Whether we’re hearing from a legendary physicist or a UW graduate student, the Science series explores math, biology, chemistry, the environment, and so much more.

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Jul 3, 2017

Award-winning theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss (The Physics of Star Trek, A Universe From Nothing) is not afraid to court controversy. In 2015, he made waves when he published an essay in The New Yorker with the headline: “All Scientists Should be Militant Atheists.” He also stormed out of a 2013 London debate entitled: “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?” because the audience was segregated by gender in keeping with Muslim traditions. Krauss found this untenable. He later returned to the stage and shared his opinion that this sort of religious observance was inappropriate at a public college. In his new book, The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? Krauss explores the furthest reaches of space and time and the natural forces that govern our existence. He challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within the universe.

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Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle Wednesday, April 12, 2017