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Stories by Lawrence M. Krauss

Vera Rubin: 1928–2016

She was a vibrant role model for women in astronomy but was not defined by, nor will she be remembered for, her gender but rather by her remarkable contributions as a scientist

December 26, 2016 — Lawrence M. Krauss

The Bump That Wasn't

Despite tantalizing hints, a particle whose existence would suggest a previously unknown force of nature doesn't exist after all

August 10, 2016 — Lawrence M. Krauss

What Einstein Got Wrong

Everyone makes mistakes. But those of the legendary physicist are particularly illuminating

August 20, 2015 — Lawrence M. Krauss
How Big Bang Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Physics

How Big Bang Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Physics

If the recent discovery of gravitational waves emanating from the early universe holds up under scrutiny, it will illuminate a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics and perhaps, in the process, verify the existence of other universes

September 17, 2014 — Lawrence M. Krauss

The Consolation of Philosophy

An update by the author of A Universe from Nothing on his thoughts, as a theoretical physicist, about the value of the discipline of philosophy

April 27, 2012 — Lawrence M. Krauss

The Emperor's New Missile Defense

"Regardless of Russia’s actions in this regard, as long as I am president, and as long as the Congress provides the necessary funding, the United States will continue to develop and deploy effective missile defenses to protect the United States, our deployed forces, and our allies and partners".

January 7, 2011 — Lawrence M. Krauss

No Country Is an Island

Whether volcanic or nuclear, disasters anywhere in our interconnected world affect us all

July 7, 2010 — Lawrence M. Krauss

Why I Love Neutrinos

The particles that once seemed impossibly esoteric have become ever more informative

May 25, 2010 — Lawrence M. Krauss

End-of-Days Danger

If 2012 marks the start of the apocalypse, it will be our own fault, not nature’s or God's

March 1, 2010 — Lawrence M. Krauss

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