Lawrence Krauss tackles the cosmos's deepest mystery in A Universe From Nothing
Had enough of piddling celebrity gossip? Feel like taking on a Big Question? Lawrence Krauss is tackling the biggest one of all, the one about the cause of the universe’s very existence: why is there something rather than nothing? It’s a mystery that religions have long used as a kind of trump card in debates with science over the origin of the cosmos, suggesting that Somebody must have flipped a switch to get the whole thing running in the first place. Not so, according to Krauss, who is a renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist. In fact, as he argues in his new book A Universe From Nothing, the basic stuff of reality is popping in and out of the void all the time, at the subatomic level. He’ll explain all of it—yes, All of It—at UBC’s Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (2194 Health Sciences Mall), on Saturday (February 25) at 8:15 p.m.