Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

The Origins Project Foundation is excited to announce “A Night at the Museum” two fascinating Southern California events for the young and old alike this October. All proceeds from these events will be used by the Origins Project Foundation to further youth and adult STEM education and engagement through events and programs like these. Free tickets for local students and teachers will be available for each event. For sponsorship opportunities and benefits or to purchase tickets go to A Night at The Museum.

The two events include:

  • “The Edge of Knowledge” Live on Stage Lecture, An Exciting & Thought Provoking Exploration of Science’s Greatest Mysteries with Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Date: Sunday, October 15
  • When: General Admission Event Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m., VIP Reception: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Where (Santa Ana): Bowers Museum (2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, California 92706)
  • What: Join us for an exhilarating event as we delve into the unsolved mysteries of the cosmos with renowned theoretical physicist, award-winning NYT bestselling author and host of The Origins Podcast, Lawrence M. Krauss.
  • “Exploring The Mysteries Of The Universe,” A Dialogue with Astrophysicist Brian Keating and Theoretical Physicist Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Date: Tuesday, October 17
  • When: General Admission Event Time: 7 p.m. – 9:00 PM, VIP Reception: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Where: San Diego Air and Space Museum (2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101)
  • What: Join us for an exciting evening of intellectual conversation and live on-stage dialogue featuring renowned astrophysicist Brian Keating and acclaimed theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss.
  • Why: Prepare to be captivated as Keating and Krauss engage in a lively discussion, exploring the mysteries of the universe, the latest scientific breakthroughs, and their implications for our understanding of existence. From the origin of the cosmos to the nature of reality, these brilliant minds will delve into thought-provoking subjects that will leave you inspired and enlightened. Secure your spot now and be a part of this extraordinary dialogue that promises to expand your horizons and ignite your curiosity!

Why: Three of the most important words in science are “I Don’t Know.” Not knowing implies a universe of opportunities – the possibility of discovery and surprise. Our understanding of science has advanced immeasurably over the last 500 years, yet many fundamental mysteries of existence persist: How did our universe begin and how big is it? Is time travel possible? What’s at the center of a black hole? How did life on earth arise? Are we alone? What is consciousness and can we create it?

About Brian Keating

Brian Keating is a Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to learn about the origin and evolution of the universe. Keating is a writer and podcaster and the best-selling author of one of Amazon Editors’ ‘Best Non-fiction Books of All Time”, Losing the Nobel Prize.

About Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author. He is currently President of The Origins Project Foundation, and host of The Origins Podcast, His wide research interests have focused on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including the origin and evolution of the Universe and the fundamental structure of matter. Among his numerous important scientific contributions was the proposal, in 1995, that most of the energy of the Universe resided in empty space. Lawrence Krauss previously served as Director of Arizona State University’s Origins Project, and Foundation Professor for a decade from 2008-2018, and also as Chair of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 2006-2018. During his career Prof. Krauss has held endowed professorships and distinguished research appointments at institutions including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Boston University, University of Zurich, University of California at Santa Barbara, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Case Western Reserve University, Australian National University, Arizona State University, and New College of Humanities. In 2008 Lawrence Krauss created and served for a decade as Inaugural Director of the Origins Project, a national center for research and outreach on origins issues, from the origins of the universe, to human origins, to the origins of the consciousness and culture. Much of that effort has been taken over in the new nonprofit Foundation, which sponsors public events, hosts the podcast, and organizes travel adventures, connecting the public with scientists and leading intellectuals to discuss the most important ideas humanity faces in the 21st century. He has written over 600 publications and 12 popular books, including the international best-sellers, The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. His latest book, The Edge of Knowledge, was released in May 2023. Krauss has written for magazines and newspapers including, to name just a few, The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and the New Yorker, and appears regularly on radio, television and most recently in several feature films. Among his numerous awards are included the three major awards from all 3 US physics societies and the 2012 Public Service Award from the National Science Board for his contributions to the public understanding of science.

About the Origins Project Foundation

The Origins Project Foundation is an educational nonprofit led by renowned physicist and author Lawrence M. Krauss, committed to inspiring wonder and excitement about the world around us. The Origins Project focuses on celebrating knowledge, skeptical inquiry, and creativity in all generations. By doing so, we hope to help provide a broader perspective for dealing with the challenges of the 21st Century. To learn more about the Origins Project Foundation, visit the originsproject.org.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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