Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum Presents Lawrence Krauss October 15, 2017

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will feature award-winning theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss, at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Oct. 15 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville Campus.

The complex is located at 1401 S. US 421. The doors open at 3 p.m.

The Forum presents guest speakers who explore the compelling issues of today, providing audience members a unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields about topics in the news and to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style setting. Sinai Forum Executive Director Leslie Plesac hosts the series, now in its 64th season.

The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far Krauss will relate the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality and how humans find their place within it. His presentation is named for his most recent book, “The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far.” A book signing will follow the program.

Krauss blends research and storytelling to explore and to celebrate the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertaken – to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction. As director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and foundation professor in the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department, he has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe. He works to educate the public about science, ensure sound public policy and defend science against attacks at all levels.

Award-winning research Krauss has won international awards for his research and his efforts to improve the public understanding of science. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications and articles, is a commentator and essayist for “The New York Times” and “The New Yorker” and appears on radio, television, and film. He is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestsellers “The Physics of Star Trek” and “A Universe from Nothing.”

Purchasing Tickets A regular season ticket for the Sinai Forum series is $100, which includes general seating for these thought-provoking programs. A patron season ticket is $225, and includes reserved section seating for these programs and exclusive engaging receptions with the speakers before each program beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT.

Students who show a valid high school or university I.D. may attend at no cost.

Tickets can be purchased by credit card online at www.pnw.edu/sinai-forum.

Sponsors The season sponsors are La Porte Hospital, The Times Media Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa and Urschel Laboratories, Inc.

Program sponsors are the John W. Anderson Foundation, the Bankoff Family, “La Porte Herald Argus,” “The News-Dispatch” and Duneland Health Council.

Patron-level ticket holders are welcome to attend all pre-program speaker receptions. The receptions are sponsored by the Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation, Harbour Trust Investment Management Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa and Hightower Scannell Wealth Management.

Additional information about the Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum is available at www.pnw.edu/sinai-forum.

Upcoming speaker The next speaker in the series is Presidential historian Jon Meacham at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday Oct. 29. His talk, “Understanding Trump: A Historical Perspective” will explain why he believes the nation is in “uncharted American waters,” and why, in terms of American politics, “we’re in a new day.”

Purdue University Northwest Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses with more than 12,000 students enrolled and more than 70 undergraduate and graduate areas of study. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.