Top research strives to provide solutions to grand challenges. The University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year will culminate in the Science for a Better World seminar. The seminar will gather the top names in Finnish and international research as well as the most interesting speakers from the society – the common aim is to build solutions for the future wellbeing. One of the seminar themes is New knowledge surprises.
Finland and the world are looking for a new direction. Research can help us find one. Our understanding of the world and of human relations are changing with new research results. At the same time, our whole world view could change. How are different issues interconnected and how can we apply our understanding across the disciplinary boundaries? Meet the seminar keynote speaker Lawrence Krauss.
Lawrence Krauss is director of the Origins Project at ASU and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department at Arizona State University. He has won numerous international awards for both his research and his efforts to improve the public understanding of science, he is the only physicist to have received the top awards from all 3 US Physics Societies, and is also the author of 9 books including bestsellers The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He is a commentator and essayist for newspapers and appears regularly on radio and television and has recently delved into the film world as executive producer and subject of The Unbelievers, a documentary film that discusses science and reason. He is also is co-chair of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and on the board of the Federation of American Scientists.