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How Everything Exists

Published: November 02, 2016

CHENEY, Washington - They are some of the most pressing questions we all ask at some point in our lives - where did the universe come from? What was there before? And why is there something rather than nothing?

New York Times bestselling author and internationally known theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place with his lecture, A Universe from Nothing: Why there is Something rather than Nothing.

Presented by The President's Forum for Critical Thought at Eastern Washington University, an evening with Lawrence Krauss will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in downtown Spokane. The event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture based off his 2012 book, Krauss describes the experimental observations and mind-bending theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. Krauss takes us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end.

Krauss is foundation professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and inaugural director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications, as well as numerous popular articles on physics and astronomy. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and writing,

The President's Forum for Critical Thought is an important component of the multifaceted programming supported at EWU by the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation. The lecture series is presented in partnership with Dean Vickie Shields and the EWU College of Social Sciences.

For more information on Lawrence Krauss's visit, please contact Jennifer Westfall at 509.359.6081 or


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