Saturday 11 February | 13:30 – 15:30 | Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9JE
The lecture will be delivered by Professor Lawrence Krauss, and chaired as always by Professor Richard Dawkins.
Each February, people around the world come together for Darwin Day, a celebration of the life of Charles Darwin and his enormously influential discovery of evolution by natural selection. Humanists UK has organised a Darwin Day Lecture in London each year since 2003, and it is the largest event of its kind in Britain, with more than 1,000 people registering to attend the sold-out lecture in each year.
Please note that tickets must be booked online in advance of the event, and that sales end at 18:00 on 9 February, unless tickets have sold out before then.
About Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally-renowned theoretical physicist with wide research interests, which include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity, and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe. He is currently Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department at Arizona State University, and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project, a national centre for research and outreach on origins issues, from the origins of the universe, to human origins, to the origins of consciousness and culture. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982,and is the only physicist to have received awards from all three national US physics societies.
Krauss is the author of over 300 scientific publications, as well as numerous popular articles on physics and astronomy. He is the author of ten popular books, including the international bestseller The Physics of Star Trek (1995) and most recently A Universe from Nothing (2012), which immediately became a New York Times Bestseller and has now been translated into 24 different languages. It argues that not only can our universe naturally arise from nothing, without supernatural effects, but that it probably did. His newest book, The Greatest Story Ever Told… So Far, will appear in March 2017.
About Richard Dawkins
Professor Richard Dawkins is a renowned British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. His popular science books include The Selfish Gene (1976), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), The God Delusion (2006), and The Greatest Show on Earth (2009).