CURRICULUM VITAE:  Lawrence M. Krauss


   Born:                                               May 27, 1954; New York City


   Citizenship:                                     U.S.A. , Canada


   Married:                                          January 19, 1980 to Katherine Anne Kelley


   Children:                                         Lillian, born Nov. 23, 1984


   Current Address and Position:     

Foundation Professor,

Director, Origins Initiative,

Co-Director, Cosmology Initiative

School of Earth and Space Exploration, Department of Physics, and Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

Arizona State University

PO Box 871404, Tempe AZ 85287-1404

                                                            Research office: 480-965-6378 





   B.Sc.                                                First Class Honours, Mathematics and Physics

                                                            Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1977


   Ph.D.                                                Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

                                                            Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982


   Honorary Degrees:


   D.Sc.                                                Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2003.


   Employment: Teaching and Research (since 1982)


1982-1985                                        Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, and Physics Dept., Harvard University

1985-88                                            Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Yale University                                   

1985-86                                            Visiting Scientist, Boston University, and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

1986-89                                            Visiting Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

1986-1993                                        Joint Appointment, Department of Physics, and Astronomy, Yale University

1987-95                                            Associate of the Department of Physics, Harvard University

1988-1993                                        Associate Professor, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Yale University

1993- 2008                                       Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University.

1993-2005                                        Chairman, Department of Physics, Case Western                                                       Reserve University

2005                                                 Director, Office of Science, Public Policy, and Bio-Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2002-2008                                        Director, Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics

2006-7                                              2008-   Foundation Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration , Physics Dept and Beyond Center, and Director, Origins Initiative, Arizona State University


  Visiting Positions:                     

                                                            CERN associate- 1983

Institute for Theoretical Physics Santa Barbara- 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989,1992, 2002,2003

                                                            Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory- 1984-88

                                                            University of Chicago, 1989.

                                                            Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle 1994

Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 1995, 1996, 1998

                                                            Scientific Associate, CERN 1996-97

                                                            Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifique 1997-98

                                                            Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University 1999

                                                            Perimeter Institute 2003

Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, Origins Institute, McMaster University, 2005

                                                            Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 2005.

Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, 2006-7

                                                            Visiting Professor, University of Zurich, 2008,2009

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Australian National University, 2010-

James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Otaga University, 2011

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2011.



Other Positions:

                                                         Commentator:  Marketplace, All Things Considered

                                                         Columnist, Nature Physics, 2005-6

                                                         Columnist, New Scientist Magazine, 2007-8

                                                         Columnist, Scientific American, 2009-10

                                                         Chair, APS Forum on Physics and Society 2007

                                                         Chair, AAAS Physics Section 2007

                                                         APS Panel on Public Affairs, 2009-

                                                         Co-Chair, Board of Sponsors, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2009-

                                                         Board of Directors, Federation of American Scientists 2010-


   Major Awards:

   1984                                                 First Prize Award, Gravity Research Foundation

   1986                                                 Presidential Young Investigator Award

                                 1997                                                 Glover Award for Distinction in Physics Achievement and Physics Education, Dickenson College, PA.

2000                                                 Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, American Association for the Advancement of Science.   Citation: For global impact as a science communicator and the ability to maintain an active science career while writing several books about physics for the general public.

2001                                                 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society.   Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the early universe, and extraordinary achievement in communicating the essence of physical science to the general public.

2001                                                 Andrew R. Gemant Award, American Institute of Physics.  Citation: To Professor Lawrence Krauss for excellence in the interpretation of physics to the public through numerous newspaper and magazine articles, books, lectures, and television productions.  Krauss is especially commended for his communication of sound scientific literacy through timely opinion pieces and books, and for his efforts to address incorrect popular interpretations of science disseminated in the mass media. 

2002                                                                          American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Atom, An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth and Beyond

2003                                                                          Humanism Award, Free Inquirers of Northeast Ohio

2004                                                                          Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers.

2004                                                 Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement: Science and Technology

2005                                                 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award, American Physical Society, Citation: For major contributions in defending science in the schools through his efforts in combating the opponents of teaching evolution, and for continuing to enhance the public understanding of contemporary physics

   2009                                                 Center for Inquiry World Congress Award for Scholarship in the Public Interest.

   2009                                                 Friend of Darwin Award, National Center for Science Education

   2009                                                 Helen Sawyer Hogg Prize of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Astronomical

                                                            Society of Canada


   Other Honors (since 1977):


   1977                                                 Senate Graduating Medal- Carleton University

   1977-1981                                        N.R.C. Postgraduate Scholarship

   1982-1985                                        Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

   1982-83                                            N.S.E.R.C.Fellowship

   1988                                                 Junior Faculty Fellowship,Yale Unversity

   1988                                                 Senior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University

   1988                                                 Nesbitt Lecturer, Carleton University

   1989                                                 Gravity Research Foundation Prize Award

   1990                                                 Named Sigma-Xi National Lecturer (1991-92)

   1990                                                 Named to "International Leaders in Achievement"

   1991                                                 Gravity Research Foundation Prize Award

   1993                                                 Named to Ambrose Swasey Chair in Physics

   1995                                                 Gravity Research Foundation Prize Award

   1996                                                 Innaugural Distinguish Scientist Lecturer for Young People--Ohio Aerospace Institute

1996                                                 Innaugural Distinguished Physics Lecturer, University of Minnesota

1996                                                 Ohio Achievement Award Selection, Northern Ohio Live Magazine

1997                                                 Hays Lecturer, Oberlin College

   1997                                                 Great Poets League of Cleveland Honoree 1997

   1998                                                 Cleveland Magazine, 50 Most Interesting People of the Year Award

   1997-8                                              University School-Seelbach Visiting Chair

   1998                                                 American Physical Society Centennial Lecturer

   1998                                                 Henry Steel Lecturer, Mid America Orthopedic Assn.

   1998                                                 Commencement Speaker, Hiram College

   1998                                                 13th Annual Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lectureship, Carleton College

   1998                                                 Herzfeld Lecturer, Catholic University

1999                                                                          Fellow, American Physical Society

1999-                                                Board of Directors, Physics Entrepeneurship Program.

   1999                                                 Gravity Research Foundation Prize Award

   1999                                                 Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecturer, SUNY Buffalo

   1999                                                 Hendrik de Waard Foundation Lecturer, Groningen, Netherlands

   2000                                                 Maurer Memorial Lecturer, University of Arkansas

   2000                                                 Vanden Miles Lecturer, Wayne State Uinversity

   2000                                                 Kallen Lecturer, University of Lund, Sweden.

   2000                                                 Benedum Lecturer, University of West Virginia

   2000                                                 Great Minds Lecturer, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora IL

   2000                                                 Soloist, Holst, The Planets, with The Cleveland Orchestra

   2001                                                 Rochester Lecturer, University of Durham, UK

   2001                                                 Isaac Asimov Memorial Panelist, American Museum of Natural History, NY

   2001                                                 Rorschach Lecturer, Rice University

   2001                                                 Shell Lecturer, National Assoc. of Science Teachers

   2001                                                 Invited Witness, U.S. House Committee on Science, Session on the Future of Space Exploration

   2001                                                 Malstrom Lecturer, Hamline University, Minnesota

   2001                                                 Morgan Lecturer, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Texas

2001                                                 Timothy J. OLeary Distinguished Scientist Lecturer, Gonzaga University

2001                                                 Presidential Inauguration Keynote Speaker Clark University

2001                                                 Campbell Lecturer, Society of Pediatric Urology

2001                                                 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Centenary Lecturer, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

   2001                                                 Fermi Centennial Lecturer, Fermilab

   2001                                                 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

   2002                                                 Knight Fellow, Western Reserve Academy

   2002                                                 Friedman Lecturer, Penn State University

   2002                                                 Milton Lecturer, Syracuse University

   2002                                                 Chancellor’s Lecturer, Vanderbilt University

   2002                                                 Fellow, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal

2003                                                                          Waynick Lecturer, Penn State University

2003                                                                          Donald Ross Hamilton Lecturer, Princeton University

2003                                                                          Woods Lecturer, Westminster College, PA

2003                                                                          New Frontiers in Information Sciences Distinguished Lecturer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome NY

2003                                                                          Commencement Speaker, Carleton University

2003                                                 Five Colleges Lecturer, U Mass. Amherst

2003                                                 William Mahoney Lecturer, U. Mass Amherst

2003                                                 Presidential Lecturer, Clark University

2004                                                 Joe Barnhart Lecturer, Coastal Bend College, TX

2004                                                 Constance Wilson Distinguished Lecturer, Berry College, GA

2004                                                 Maurice and Yetta Glicksman Commencement Lecturer, Brown University

2004                                                 Likover Lecturer, American Civil Liberties Union.

2004                                                 Samuel Newton Taylor Lecturer, Goucher College

2005                                                 Hooker Professor and Lecturer, McMaster University

2005                                                 Rudin Distinguished Scholar Lecturer, Marymount College

2005                                                 First Annual Mel Oakes Distinguished Undergraduate Lecturer, UT. Austin

2005                                                 World Year of Physics Lecturer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2005                                                 Benson Lecturer, Miami University

2005                                                 IBM Yorktown Heights Visions Lecturer

2005                                                 NASA Huntsville, World Year of Physics Lecturer

2005                                                 Sigma Pi Sigma Lecturer, Wright State University

2005                                                 Crump Lecturer, St. Andrews School

2005                                                 Presidential Lecturer, University of Tulsa

2005                                                 IBM Lecturer, Wittenberg University

2005                                                 World Year of Physics Lecturer, Severance Hall

2006                                                 Michigan State Science Teacher’s Distinguished Lecturer

2007-8                                              Phi Beta Kappa National Visiting Scholar

2006-                                                Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

2006                                                 Terry Lectureship, Science and Religion, Yale University

2007                                                 Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Brookhaven National Laboratory

2007                                                 Concordia University Distinguished Scientist Lecturer

2007                                                 Gravity Research Foundation Prize Award

2007                                                 Michelson Centenary Lecturer, US Naval Academy.

2007                                                 Inaugural Beyond Institute Lecturer, Arizona State University

2008                                                 Centennial Lecturer, University of Arkansas

2008                                                 Bradley Lecturer, American Enterprise Institute

2008                                                 2008 Michigan State University Distinguished Lecturer

2009                                                 National Lecturer, Australian National Science Week

2010                                                 Todd Lecturer, Butler University

2010                                                 Woods Lecturer, Norwich University.

2010                                                 Smith Lecturer, Davidson College

2010                                                 Distinguished University Lecturer, U. Alberta, Edmonton

2010-                                                Distinguished Visiting Professor, Australian National University

2011                                                 James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Otaga University, 2011

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2011.





   Positions, Offices and Memberships,etc (since 1977):


   1977                                                 Board of Directors, Canadian Assoc. of Physicists

   1981-83, 89-                                     Member (Life), American Physical Society

   1983                                                 APS Forum on Physics and Society Awards Cmte.

   1985-87                                            Yale University Course of Study Committee 

   1987                                                 Convenor, Lewes Center Summer Meeting on Cryogenic Detection Neutrinos and Dark Matter

   1988-91                                            Sigma Xi-Committee on Lectureships

   1988-                                                Co-organizer, Yale Workshop on Cosmic Strings

   1988                                                 Convenor- Cosmology and Astrophysics, APS Particles and Fields Conference 1988

1989                                                 Program Committee, International Conference on Particles and Nuclei

1989                                                 Co-organizer, Yale Workshop on the Cosmic Microwave Background

1989                                                 Member, Panel on Particles of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee

1992                                                 Co-organizer, Texas Meeting on Baryon NumberViolation at the Weak Scale.

1992                                                 Director,Association of Yale Alumni Program: The Legacy of Newton

1992                                                 Co-organizer, Aspen Workshop on Gravitational Lensing in Cosmology.

1992                                                 Organizing committee, Colliding Beam Conference, Yale University Oct 2-3 1992

1992-                                                Program Committee Member, Moriond meetings on Electroweak Interactions,

1993                                                 Organizer,Case Meeting on New Physics at New Facilities,Oct 15-17 1993

1994                                                 Organizer,CWRU Workshop: CMB Two Years after COBE, April 22-24, 1994

1994-                                                Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Friends, Cleveland School for the Arts

1995                                                 Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Workshop on Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

1995                                                 Member Exhibits Committee, Great Lakes Science Center Board of Trustees

   1995-                                                Member, American Astronomical Society

   1995-1998                                        Member, Faculty Senate of Case Western Reserve University

   1995-                                                Board of Trustees, Great Lakes Science Center

   1995-1997                                        Organizing Committee, International Conference on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter

   1995-                                                Member, New York Academy of Sciences

   1995-                                                Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1997                                                 Organizing Committee, Early Universe Physics, England 1997

1997-2000                                        Executive Committee , Division of Astrophysics, American Physical Society

   1997-98                                            InfoWorld Futures Project Advisory Board

   1997-                                                Odyssey Magazine, Advisory Board

   1997-                                                Review Panel, M.I.T. Curriculum on Science and Communication

1998                                                 Organizing Committee, Sheffield International Workshop on Dark Matter Detection

1997-98                                            Search Committee, Vice-President for Research, Case Western Reserve University.

   1998-                                                General Member, Board, Aspen Center for Physics

   1998-2000                                        Editor, Modern Physics Letter A

   1998-2000                                        Editor, Int. Journal of Modern Physics

   1998-                                                Chair, Exhibits Committee, Great Lakes Science Center Board of Trustees

   1998-                                                Executive Commitee , Great Lakes Science Center

                                                            Board of Trustees

1999-                                                Organizing Committee, International Conference on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter

1999                                                 Co-Organizer, Aspen Workshop on the Cosmological Constant

   1999-                                                Fellow, American Physical Society.

   1999-2000                                        Organizing Committee, DPF 2000 meeting

   1999-2000                                        Co-Organizer, Aspen Workshop on Dark Matter.

   2000-2001                                        CWRU, University Stakeholders Committee

   2000-2002                                        American Physical Society,Panel on Public Affairs.

   2000                                                 International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Dark Matter Detection. 

2001                                                 Advisory Committee, Physics Potential of Supernova Neutrino Detection Meeting, UCLA Feb 2001

   2001-                                                Board of Advisors, The Skeptics Society

   2001                                                 Convenor, Frontiers of Physics Meeting, Vanderbilt Tenn, March 2001

   2001                                                 Chair, Pagels Lecture Committee, Aspen Center for Physics.

   2002                                                 International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Dark Matter Detection. 

   2002                                                 Board of Directors, Ohio Citizens for Science

   2002                                                 Member, HEPAP Public Outreach Panel

   2002-                                                Trustee, Board of Trustees, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

   2002                                                 Chair, President’s Commission on Graduate Education and Research, CWRU

   2002-                                                Fellow, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal 

   2002                                                 Coordinator, Teachers Conference on Cosmology, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara  

2003-2006                                                            Gemant Award Committee, AIP.

2003-                                                Board of Advisors, and Guidance Committee, Science Fiction Experience, Seattle Washington

2003                                                                          Grand Judging Co-Chair, Physics, Intel Science and Engineering International Science Fair

2003                                                                          Aspen Center for Physics Colloquium Chair.

2003                                                                          Scientific Advisory Committee, SciPart’03

2003                                                                          Lilienfeld Prize Committee, APS

2003-                                                Board of Directors, TalkingScience

2003-                                                Board of Directors, Faststart LLC

2003-                                                Board of Directors, Faststart Foundation

2005                                                                          Gemant Prize Committee, AIP

2004-                                                                        Commentator, American Public Media’s Marketplace

2004-5                                              Scientific Program Planning Committee, West Quad, Case Western Reserve University Medical School

2004-                                                ACLU Board of Trustees, Cleveland    

2004-5                                              Chair, Advisory Committee on Research Computing, Information Technology Services, CWRU

2004-5                                              Strategic Planning Review Coordinator, Department of  Chemistry, CWRU. 

2004                                                 Aspen Institute, Executive Seminar

2004                                                 NSF Physics Education Grant Review Panelist

2004-5                                              Aspen Center for Physics, Public Lecture Committee  

2005                                                 Jury Member, Sundance Film Festival

2005                                                 Elected, Chair-Elect, APS Forum on Physics and Society

2005-                                                Board of Advisors, Defcon(Defense of the Constitution).org

2005                                                 APS Burton and Szilard Award Committee

2005-                                                Commentator, NPR’s All Things Considered

2006-                                                Chair-Elect, Physics Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2006                                                 International Advisory Board, International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics

2006-                                                Chair, Advisory Board, Help Ohio Public Schools

2006-                                                Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists         

2006-                                                National Advisory Board, Office of Public Policy, Center for Inquiry

2006-                                                National Advisory Board, Scientists and Engineers for America

2007-                                                NASA Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team

2007-                                                Scientific Organizing Committee, International Astronomical Union Symposium, Astronomy and Society.

2007                                                 Scientific Organizing Committee, Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics.

2007-                                                Steering Committee, Science Debate 2008.

2008                                                 Science Advisory Committee, Barack Obama Presidential Campaign

2009-                                                Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society

2009-                                                Co-Chair, Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

2009                                                 Advisory Board, Dark Matter International Workshop

2009                                                 Chair, Board of Directors, Science Friday Foundation.

2010                                                 Board of Directors, Federation of American Scientists

2011                                                 International Advisory Committee,  Identification of Dark Matter Conference




 Major Lectures:


(a)   University or Laboratory Colloquia (does not include seminars):


   Harvard University 1983                  California Institute of Technology 1984 

   Stanford University 1984                 U. Mass Amherst 1984                                        

   MIT 1984                                         Institute for Theoretical Physics-UCSB 1984 

   SLAC 1985                                      U.C. Santa Barbara 1985

   CITA-Toronto 1985                         TRIUMF 1985

   DAO-Victoria 1985                          University of Chicago 1985

   Brookhaven Laboratory-1986          New York University-1987

   Stanford University-1987                 University of Illinois-1987

   Brown University-1987                    University of Chicago-1987

   MIT-1987                                        Ecole Polytechnique-1988

   LBL-1988                                        Arizona, 1988

   U.C. Irvine,1988                               Michigan 1989

   Institute d'Astrophys., Paris 1989    Cincinatti 1989

   McGill 1990                                     William and Mary 1990

   Brigham Young University 1991      City College of New York 1991

   Yale University 1991                        Queen's University 1991

   University of Cincinnati 1991          University of British Columbia 1992

   ATT 1992                                         University of Florida 1992

   NIST 1992                                       Case Western Reserve 1992

   Naval Research Lab 1993                 NYU 1993

   NASA-Goddard 1994                      Institute for Advanced Study 1994

   Case Western Reserve 1995             Chinese University of Hong Kong 1995

   Harvard University 1995                  Ohio State University 1996

   U.C. Riverside 1996                         University of British Columbia 1996

   Simon Fraser University 1996         University of Maryland 1996                              

   University of Minnesota 1996          Caltech 1996

   CERN 1997                                     ETH 1997

   U.T. Austin 1997                             CERN 1997

   Cal. State Long Beach 1997             CWRU 1997

   University of Akron 1998                University of Kentucky 1998

   Directors Colloquia, LANL 1998     Purdue University 1998

   Johns Hopkins University 1998       University of New Mexico 1998                          

   NIST 1998                                        ICTP Trieste 1998                                               

   CWRU 1998                                    Catholic University of America 1998

   Washington U., St.Louis 1999         Penn State University 1999

   Univesity of Montreal 1999             M.I.T. 1999

   Aspen Center for Physics 1999        Notre Dame 1999

   Dartmouth 1999                               Kansas State 1999

   University of Kansas 1999               Caltech 2000

   Stanford 2000                                  U.C. San Diego 2000

   Michigan State University 2000       U. C. Berkeley 2000

   Wayne State University 2000           Indiana University 2000                                      

   University of Arkansas 2000            Fermi National Accelerator Lab 2000

   University of Il., Urbana 2000          Xerox PARC Research Center 2000

   University of Akron 2000                Syracuse University 2001

   Lawrence Berkeley Lab. 2001          University of Rochester 2001

   University of Texas Austin 2002      Cornell University       2002

   Vanderbilt University 2002              University of British Columbia 2002

   KITP, Santa Barbara, 2002               NYU 2003

   Clark University, 2003                     UNC 2004

   Washington University 2004            Upsalla University 2004

   Stockholm University 2004              University of Virginia, 2005

   McMaster University 2005               Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005

   Stanford University 2005                Wittenberg College 2005

   University of Chicago 2005              IBM Yorktown Heights 2005

   Rockefeller University 2005             Institute for Advanced Study 2005

Kent State, 2005                               Columbia University 2006

Harvard University 2006                   Case Western Reserve University 2006

Vanderbilt University 2006               University of Kansas 2007

Allegheny College, 2007                  U.C. Berkeley, 2007

Physical Review, APS 2007              McGill University, 2007

University of Arkansas 2008             University of Michigan 2008

Old Dominion University, 2008        Michigan State University 2008                                 

University of Zurich 2008                 Arizona State University 2008

University of Arizona 2009               Case Western Reserve University 2009

University of Texas 2009                  Space Telescope Science Institute 2009

University of Auckland, 2010           University of Melbourne 2010

NASA Goddard 2010                        Australian National University 2010

Max Planck Inst. Hanover 2010        Inst. Math Phys. Of Universe, U. Tokyo 2010

Institute for Advanced study 2011      Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2011

University of Otago, 2011                 University of California, San Diego, 2011

University of Melbourne, 2011         Australia National University, 2011

Mount Stromlo 2011



(b)  Conferences -Invited Lectures:


   3M Lecture series- Carleton College 1982

   Western Theoretical Conference 1982

   Neutrino 84

   EST Meeting 1984

   Telemark Neutrino Conference 1984

   Yale Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics, 1985

   Moriond 1986

   Fermilab Beam Dump Workshop 1986

   Seventh Vanderbilt High Energy Physics Conference 1986

   International Conference on High Energy Physics (2 lectures), U.C. Berkeley 1986    

   Opening Lecture, Rencontres de Moriond, 1987

   AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston 1988

   Rencontres de Moriond, 1988 (2 lectures)

   APS Baltimore Meeting 1988

   Plenary Lecture-APS/AAPT New England Meeting 1988

   Plenary Lecture, Neutrino 88

   MIT Conference on Gravitational Lenses, 1988

   Yale Workshop on Cosmic Strings 1988

   Plenary Lecture, Berkeley Conference on Particle Astrophysics, 1988

   Aspen Winter Conference 1989

   Rencontres de Moriond, 1989 (2 lectures)

   APS Baltimore Meeting 1989

   Plenary Lecture,French Physical Society 1989

   Moriond 1990 (2 lectures)

   Wisconsin Phenomenology Conference 1990

   IUPAP Conference, Tokyo 1990

   APS New England Meeting, 1990

   After the First Three Minutes, Maryland 1990

   International Conference On Trends in Particle Astrophysics 1990

   APS New England Meeting, 1991

   XIV International Warsaw Meeting on Elementary Particle Physics 1991

   2nd International Conference on Theoretical and Phenomenological Aspects of  

   Underground Physics, Toledo 1991

   Aspen Winter Conference on Particle Physics 1992

   Symposium on Black Holes Strings, Wormholes, 1992

   Florida Workshop on Dark Matter, 1992

   Franklin Symposium on Neutrino Physics 1992

   IVth Rencontre de Blois: Particle Astrophysics, Plenary Lecture, 1992

   Plenary Lecture, International Conference on Particle Physics, Dallas 1992

   International Conference on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama Japan 1992

   Moriond meeting on Atomic, Gravitational and New Physics 1993.

   International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes, Venice 1993

   Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee dAoste, La Thuile, 1993

   Opening Lecture, Moriond Meeting on Electroweak Interactions 1993

   Twelfth International Workshop on Weak Interactions, Seoul 1993

   International Conference on Particle Astrophysics, Bangalore 1994

   Nordic Winter School on Particle Physics, Norway 1994

   U.C.L.A. Conference on Critiques of Sources of Dark Matter, UCLA 1994

   INT Meeting on Solar Modelling and Solar Neutrinos, Seattle, 1994

   Snowmass Workshop on Particle Astrophysics 1994

   Trends in Particle Astrophysics, Stockholm 1994

   Polish Workshop on Particle Physics: From the Weak Scale to the Planck Scale 1994

   ITP Santa Barbara, Clustering and Cosmic Microwave Workshop 1995

   Keynote Speaker, Ohio Section, American Assoc. of Physics Teachers 1995

   KeyNote Speaker, National Teacher Training Insitute, 1995

   Teacher Resource Workshop -Am. Ass. of Phys. Teachers Nat. Meeting-Spokane 1995

   Rencontre du Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Oct 1995

   Plenary Speaker, Pan Asian Conference on Cosmology, 1996

   International Conference on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter, UCLA 1996

   Keynote Speaker, Ohio Section, American Physical Society, 1996

   Plenary Speaker, International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes, Venice 1996

   Plenary Speaker, Dark Matter 1996, Sheffield U.K.

   Keynote Speaker, Ohio Aerospace Institute Professional Conference 1996

   American Association of Physics Teachers/Long Island Physics Teachers Conference,

   Brookhaven, 1996

   La Thuile, Rencontre de Physics, 1997

   Napoli Thinkshop on Astrophysics: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, 1997

   Rome Conference on the Future of the Standard Model, 1997

   San Minateo Conference: The Irresistable Rise of the Standard Model, 1997

   Edoardo Amaldi Meeting on Gravitational Waves, CERN 1997

   Nasa Lewis Meeting: Breakthrough Propulsion 1997

   DOE, Office of Energy Research, Science Themes and Strategic Planning 1998

   International Conference on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter, UCLA 1998

   Space Policy Institute: Plenary Lecturer, Symposium on Astrobiology and the Search 

   for Extraterrestrial Life, George Washington University, March 1998

   PASCOS 1998, Plenary Lecture,Boston, March 1998

   Keynote Speaker, APS-AAPT Educator Workshop, Columbus,April1998

   Plenary Speaker, Tropical Workshop on Particle Physics and Cosmology, San Juan,

   Puerto Rico,April 1998

   Henry Steel Lecture, Mid-American Orthopedic Assn, Acapulco, April 1998

   Plenary Lecturer, WEIN98, International Conference on Physics Beyond the Standard

   Model, Santa Fe, June 1998

   Keynote Address, Fermilab Annual Users Meeting, Aug 1998

   Plenary Speaker, International Workshop on Dark Matter, Buxton England Sept. 1998

   Conference on Relic Neutrinos, TriesteSept.1998

   NASA Space Exploration Planning Meeting, Lewis Research Center, Sept 1998

   Pritzker Symposium and Workshop on Inflationary Cosmology, Chicago Feb 1999

   Gordon Conference, Nuclear Chemistry, Keynote lecture, June 1999

   Aspen Center for Physics Workshop on the Cosmological Constant June 1999

   Plenary Opening Lecture, Am. Assoc. of Physics Teachers  Nat. Meeting, San

   Antonio, TX, Aug 1999

   Lecture, Workshop on Physics of the Early Universe, Newton Institute, Sept 1999

   Plenary Lecture, Cosmo 99, ICTP, Trieste, Italy Sept 1999

   Plenary Lecture, News from the Universe Meeting, DESY Oct 1999

   Chairman and Speaker, National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science Meeting,   

   Beckman Center, Irvine CA Nov 1999

   British Particle Physics Association/Royal Astronomical Society Annual Conference,

   Edinburgh April 2000.

   National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, April 2000

   Kallen Memorial Symposium, Lund Sweden, May 2000

   WIPP Underground Physics Workshop, June 2000

   Problems of Vacuum Energy, Aug 2000, Nordita, Copenhagen

   Science in the 21st Century,Brijuni, Croatia, Aug 2000

   Opening Lecture, Third International Workshop on the Detection of Dark Matter, York

   UK Sept 2000.

   The Far Future of the Universe, The Vatican, Nov 2000.

   Invited Lecture, MRI International Meeting, Cleveland OH  Feb 2001.

   Plenary Lecture, Int. Conference on Neutrino Telescopes, Venice, March 2001

   National Academies Symposium on Physics, Washington, June 2001

   TASI Summer School, Boulder Co. , June 2001

   Plenary Lecturer, Cottrell Scholars Workshop, Tucson, July 13-15,  2001

   National Research Council and American Physical Society, “Grand Challenges for the 21st    

   Century,  U.S. House of Representatives, July 25 2001

   Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, St. Andrews, Scotland, Aug  2001

   Opening Lecture, COSMO 2001, International Meeting on Particle Physics and the

   Early Universe, Finland, Aug 2001 

   Workshop on Cosmological Probes of Dark Energy, Chicago, Dec 2001

Plenary lecture ESO-CERN-ESA Symposium on Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, Munich, March 2002

Plenary Lecture, APS Ohio Section Meeting, Youngstown, OH April 2002

Plenary Lecture, Canadian Association of Physicists Annual meeting, Quebec City, June 2002

Featured Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions, Bristol RI July 2002

Plenary Lecture, Portuguese Physical Society, Lisbon, Sept 2002

Institute for Theoretical Physics Workshop on Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Sept.-Nov. 2002

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara Teachers Workshop on Cosmology, Oct 2002

Lecturer, Canary Islands Winter School in Astrophysics, November 2002

Invited Plenary Lecture, “From Here to Eternity” Conference in honor of J. Silk’s 60’th Birthday, Oxford University, December 2002.

Invited Topical Lecturer, AAAS Annual Meeting, Denver Feb 2003

Plenary Lecture, Physical Cosmology ’03, Blois, France  June 2003

Plenary Lecture, Respect for All Involved: A National Symposium on Research Integrity, Columbia University, CUNY, New York, Sept, 2003

Opening Lecture, CERCA conference on the Future of Cosmology, Oct 2003, Cleveland OH

Great Lakes Planetarium Assoc Plenary Lecture, Oct 2003, Cleveland

Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, UCLA, Feb 2004.

American Physical Society Meeting, April 2004

Aspen Institute and Aspen Center for Physics Einstein Celebration, Aug 2004

COSMO ’04, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 2004

Evolution and God Symposium, Clevleand 2004

CERCA, Science and Society Symposium Cleveland 2004

World Congress of Science Producers, Toronto Canada, Nov. 2004

Aspen Center for Physics Winter Meeting, Feb. 2005

Seventh Symposium, Internacional Physica, Mexico, February 2005

Princeton-Oxford Cosmology Meeting, March 2005

American Physical Society Meeting, April 2004

NASA Hunstville World Year of Physics Conference, April 2005

SLAC Summer School in Physics, Summary Lecturer, Aug 2005.

100 Years in Physics Conference, Singapore, Aug 2005

International Conference on Physics Education, Delhi Sept 2005

APS Nuclear Physics Conference, Hawaii, Oct 2005

International Conference on Humanism, NY, Nov 2005

Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, Canada, Nov 2005

Inaugural Kavli Instiitute New Views of the Universe Conference, University of Chicago, Opening Lecture, Dec 2005

Aspen Center for Physics Winter School Jan 2006

III International Workshop on : NO-VE, Neutrino Ocillations in Venice, Venice, Italy, Feb 2006

Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, UCLA, Feb 2006.

Michigan State Science Teachers Conference, Feb. 2006

Confronting Gravity, St. Thomas, USVI, March 2006

NES APS and AAPT Conference, Boston University, March 2006

Texas A&M Forefront of Physics Meeting, April 2006

Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Duke University, May 2006

Communicating Science and Technology, Tromso Norway, June 2006

Neutrino 2006, Santa Fe, NM, June 2006

Ideas Festival, Aspen Institute, Aspen CO, July 2006

Under the Spell of Physics, Vlieland, The Netherlands, July 2006

Banff Center, Science Communication, Aug 2006

Max Delbruck Fest, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Aug 2006

Evolution and Faith, Marist College, Oct 2006

Beyond Belief, Salk Institute, Nov 2006

Science and Society, Boston, Jan 2007

AAAS Annual Meeting, February 2007

Open Questions in Cosmology, Imperial College, UK, March 2007

APS Annual Meeting, April, 2007

Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, San Francisco, April 2007

American Physiological Society, Washngton. April 2007

Dark Matter Workshop, Fermilab, May 2007

New Horizons at Colliders, Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 2007

European Conference of Science and Technology Museums,  Lisbon, June 2007

Canadian Association of Physicists National Meeting, Saskatoon, June 2007

Idea City, Toronto, June 2007

Workshoip on Supernovae, Aspen, June 2007

Science and Media Conference, Aspen, July 2007

Ideas Festival, Aspen, July 2007

Fundamental Questions, FQXI Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2007

Chalonge Meeting on Cosmology, Paris, August 2007

NASA Thermal and Fluids Workshop, Cleveland, Sept 2007

International Conference on Science and Humanism, Beijing, Oct 2007

Genoa Science Festival, Oct 2007

Kshitij, Kharapur India Jan 2008

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston Feb 2008

Science and Religion workshop , Aspen Institute, March 2008

American Atheists Association, Minneapolis, March 2008

American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, President’s Session 2008

Trieste Science Media Festival, April 2008

Space Telescope Science Institute Meeting on Dark Energy, Baltimore May 2008

World Science Festival, NY, May 2008

Fermilab Workshop of Gravitational Waves and Polarization, Fermilab June 2008

Chalonge Meeting on Cosmology, Paris, July 2008

Cosmo 08, Madison Wisconsin, Keynote speaker, Aug 2008

Sea of Faith Conference, Melbourne Australia, Sept 2008

Science and Public Policy, Minneapolis Innovation Meeting, Oct 2008

Beyond Belief, Salk Institute, San Diego, Oct 2008

Canadian Undergraduate Physics Association, Oct 2008

Tokyo Meeting in Honor of K. Sato, Nov 2008

Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Plenary Speaker, Dec 2008

UNESCO International Year of Astronomy Inaugural Meeting, Plenary Speaker, Jan 2009

AAAS Annual Meeting, Speaker, Feb 2009

AAPT  Annual Meeting, Speaker, Feb 2009

Inaugural Origins Symposium, Phoenix, April 2009

    Fifth International School on Field Theory and Gravitation, Brazil, April 2009

Physics and the Universe, San Paolo, May 2009

IAU International Symposium, Rio de Janiero, Aug 2009

Institute of Cosmology 20th Anniversary Meeting on Cosmology, Talloires, France, Aug 2009

Atheist Allliance International Plenary Speaker, October 2009

Penn Center for Astroparticle Physics Inaugural Symposium, Dec 2009

Physics of the Universe Conference, Caltech Jan 2010

Doomsday Clock Symposium, Jan 2010

Unsolved Problems in Gravity Jan 2010

Origins of Human Uniqueness and Behavioral Modernity Feb 2010

Rightful Place of Science May 2010

Origins of Morality Nov 2010

Origins of Life: the RNA World Revisited Feb 2011

Origins Science and Culture Festival April 2011

The Amazing Meeting July 2011



(c)  Major Public Lectures:


   Nesbitt Lecture, Carleton University, Nov 1988; 

   Museum of Natural History/ New York Astronomical Society Lecture, Dec 1989;

   National Air and Space Museum--Opening Lecture

   Hughes-Danbury Series, Feb 1990;

   New York Open Center---Visions of the 21st Century Series, NYU, Oct. 1990; 

   15 Sigma Xi National Lectures 1991-93; 

   Wheeler Opera House, Aspen CO, Jan 1992: 

   Museum of Natural History, Explorer Series Cleveland Ohio, May 1994;

   Smithsonian-Associates, Department of the Interior, Washington 1995; 

   Wheeler Opera House, Aspen CO, Jan 1996; 

   U.C. Berkeley Feb 1996: 

   Cincinnati Museum of Natural History March 1996, : 

   Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto April 1996: 

   Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland May 1996; 

   Smithsonian Institution, Washington Aug 1996;

   Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Aug 1996; 

   Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Oct 1996; 

   Howard Hughes Lecture, Case Western Reserve University Oct 1996;

   University of Minnesota Nov 1996; 

   Ontario Science Centre, Toronto CANov 1996; 

   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, CA, Feb 97

   CERN, March 1997

   Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, April 97

   U.S. Coast Guard Academy, April 1997

   Great Lakes Science Center, May 1997

   Citta della Scienzia, Napoli, June 1997

   Hays Lecture, Oberlin College, Sept 1997

   Glover Lecture, Dickinson College PA., Sept. 1997

   Cal State University at Long Beach, Odyssey Program Sept 1997

   Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1997.

   Hayden Planetarium, Nov 1997

   Smithsonian Insitution, Washington, Nov 1997

   Commencement Address, Hiram College, May 1998

   Jodrell Bank Observatory Sept 1998

   Chesley Lectures, Carleton College 1998

   Herzfeld Lecture, Catholic University of America, 1998

   American Physical Society, Centennial Meeting, Public Lecture 1999

   Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1999

   Open Lecture, Irish Science Week, Cork Ireland, 1999

   Hendrik de Waard Lecture, Groningen, Holland, 1999

   Stark Lecture, University of Arkansas 2000

   Vanden Miles Lecturer Wayne State Uinversity 2000

   Harvard Millennium Lecture,London U.K. 2000

   Edinburgh Science Festival Lecture, Edinburgh, Scotland 2000

   Innaugural Asian Physics Olympiad Lecture, Jakarta, Indonesia. 2000

   National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC April 2000

   Kallen Memorial Symposium, Lund SwedenMay 2000

   Keynote Public Lecture, WIPP Center, Carlsbad, NM June 2000

   Heinz Pagels Memorial Lecture, Paepke Auditorium, Aspen CO.July 2000

   City Club Forum, Cleveland OH, Aug 2000

   Narration, The Planets, with Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Music Center, Ohio 2000

   York, United Kingdom Sept. 2000

   Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament Concert, Cleveland OH Sept. 2000

   Benedum Lecture, West Virginia University, Oct. 2000

   Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC2000) Annual Meeting,

   Cleveland OH Oct 2000

   Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Nov. 2000

   John Carroll University, Nov 2000

   Great Minds Lecture Series, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora IL Dec 2000

   Quark Matter 2001, Public Lecture, Brookhaven NY Jan 2001

   Rochester Lecture, University of Durham, Feb 2001

   Asimov Panelist, Museum of Natural History, NY Feb 2001

   Vanderbilt University, March 2001

   Rorschach Lecture, Rice University, March 2001

   Shell Lecture, Natl Assoc. of Sicence Teachers Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Mar. 2001

   Inauguration Lecture, Innauguration of President, Clark University , March 30, 2001

   OLeary Distinguished Scientist Lecturer, Gonzaga U. April 2001

   Morgan Lecturer, Texas Christian University. April 2001

   Malstrom Lecture, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn, April 2001

   Distinguished Author Lecture, Museum of Natural History, NY April 2001

   Skeptics Lecture, Caltech, May 2001

   National Academy of Science, June 2001

   Aspen Center for Physics, July 2001

   Snowmass CO July 2001

   Lawrence Centenary Lecture, U.C. Berkeley, July 2001

   Directors Distinguished Lecture, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, July 2001

   2001 University National Colloquium, Ohio Wesleyan University, Sept 2001

   Fermi Centennial Lecture, Fermi National Laboratory, Batavia IL Oct, 2001:

   People Have the Power Tour, with Ralph Nader, Cleveland OH  Oct, 2001:

   Keynote Address, Virginia Assoc. of Science Teachers, Richmond VA  Nov, 2001:

   John Carroll University, Cleveland OH, Nov 2001

   Evolution and God Symposium, Allen Theater, Cleveland OH March 2002

   Ohio Board of Education, Veterans Auditorium, Columbus OH March 2002

   Friedman Lecture, Penn State University, April 2002

   City Club, Cleveland, April 2002

   Arts and Science Lecture Series, Arts Center, Portland Oregon, May 2002

   Gemant Lecture, William and Mary College, Williamsburg VA May 2002

   Milton Lecture, Syracuse University, October 2002

   Chancellor’s Lecture, Vanderbilt University, October 2002

   City Club, Cleveland, Dec 2002.

   Perimeter Institute Public Lecture, Waterloo Ontario, Dec 2002

   Science and Religion Lecture, John Carroll University, Jan 2003

   Science and Journalism Lecture, Carleton University, Feb 2003

   KITP Public Lecture, Santa Barbara, March 2003

   Waynick Lecture,  Penn State University, April 2003

   Hamilton Lecture, Princeton University, April 2003

   Woods Lecture, Westminster College, May 2003

   Explorer Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, May 2003

   European Space Agency, Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Holland, June 2003.

   Space Place, Madison Wisconsin, August 2003.

   Five College Lecture, U. Mass Amherst Oct 2003

   Presidential Lecture, Clark University  Nov 2003

   Odyssey Lecture, Cal State, Long Beach, Dec 2003

   Barnhart Lectures, Coastal Bend College, March 2004

   Wilson Distinguished Lecture, Berry College, March 2004

    Glicksman Lecture, Brown University, May 2004

    Aspen Institute, Beyond Einstein Symposium, Aug 2004

   White Dog Cafe, Philadelphia, Sept, 2004

   ACLU Annual Likover Lecture, Cleveland  Oct. 2004

   Evolution and God Symposium, Cleveland Oct 2004

   Futures Forum, Cleveland Oct 2004

   Samuel Newton Taylor Lecture, Goucher College, Baltimore Nov 2004

  AAAS Lecture, Washington Dec 2004

  Origins Institute Lecture, McMaster University January 2005

  Rudin Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Manhattan Marymount College, NY March 2005

   Distinguished Undergraduate Lecture, U.T. Austin, March 2005

   Benson Lecture, Miami University, March 2005

  NASA Huntsville, World Year of Physics/Millennium 2 lecture, April 2005

  World Year of Physics, American Physical Society Public Lecture, April 2005

  World Year of Physics, Sigma Pi Sigma Lecture, Wright State, April 2005

  Crump Lecture, St. Andrews School, Delaware , April 2005

  San Jose Resident Scholar Lecture, San Jose Performing Arts Center, April 2005

  Explorer Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, May 2005

  University of Georgia, VP Research Open Forum. June 27,2005

University of Washington/ Wenatchee Confluence Technology Center, Wenatchee,   WA, July 6, 2005

  Blossom Music Center, Cleveland Orchestra, Holst, The Planets, July 30, 2005

  Vancouver British Columbia, Rodgers Lecture American Urology Assoc., Aug 3, 2005

  100 Years in Physics, Singapore, Aug 12,2005

  International Conference on Physics Education Public Lecture, Delhi, India, Aug 2005

  2005 Jonah Lecture, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada, Sept 12, 2005

  Maui, Hawaii, APS Nucl. Conference Public Lecture, Sept 17, 2005

  Visions Colloquium, IBM Yorktown Heights, Oct 4, 2005

  St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO, Oct 8, 2005

  University Lecture, Rockefeller University, NY, Oct 14, 2005

  Center for Inquiry Lecture, New York Academy of Medicine, NY, Oct 18, 2005

  Presidential Lecture, Tulsa, OK, Oct 20, 2005

 American Enterprise Institute Keynote Address, Washington, DC, Oct 21, 2005

  National Council of Science Writers, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 24, 2005

  International Humanism Conference, Amherst, NY, Oct 27, 2005

  Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conf, London, Ont, CAN, Oct 28, 2005

 Skeptics Society Lecture, Caltech, Pasadena CA Oct 30, 2005

  Categorically Not!, Santa Monica CA, Cot 30, 2005

  Chicago Il, Kavli Inst. Public Lecture, Nov 3, 2005

  World Congress of Science Producers, Tokyo, Japan, Nov 7, 2005

  Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Nov 9, 2005

  Frontiers of Astronomy, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Nov 10, 2005

  World Year of Physics Lecture, Severance Hall, Cleveland OH, Nov 14, 2005

   IBM Lecture, Wittenberg College, Springfield, O, Nov 16, 2005

   Goethe Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 19, 2005

   World Year of Physics Lecture, Kent State University, Nov 29, 2005

   Kavli Institute Public Forum  on Cosmology, Chicago, Dec 12, 2005

   Akron Press Club, Jan 5, 2006

   Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Winter Series, Aspen CO, January 24, 2006

   Colorado College, Feb 2, 2006

   The City Club, Cleveland, Feb 3, 2006

   Cleveland Museum of Art, Feb 25, 2006

   Lower Columbia College, March 13, 2006

   St. Thomas, USVI, March 15, 2006

   College of New Jersey, March 28, 2006

   Wagner College, Staten Island, March 29, 2006

   Asimov Memorial Debate, American Museum of Natural History, March 29, 2006

   Bob Dole Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 4, 2006

   Kalamazoo College, Michigan, April 11, 2006

   Texas A&M University, April 15, 2006

   Duke University, May 23, 2006

   Smithsonian Institution, Washington, July 25, 2006

   Seattle Town Hall, Sept 7, 2006

   Yale University, Sept 14, 2006

   University of Colorado Boulder, Sept 22, 2006

   SUNY Binghamton, Oct 13, 2006

   Marist College, Oct 21, 2006

   Vanderbilt University, Oct 30, 2006

   Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, Cleveland, Dec 8-10, 2006

   Rowfant Club, Cleveland OH, Dec  20, 2006

   Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Jan 14, 2007

   Nashville Unitarian Church, Feb 28, 2007

   University of Kansas, March 12, 2007

   TV of Tomorrow, San Francisco, March 13, 2007

   Allegheny College, NY, March 15, 2007

   Smithsonian Institution, Washington, March 28, 2007

   Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, April 7, 2007

   Dyer Observatory Exploration Night, Nashville, TN, April 25, 2007

   Veritas First Light Festival, Tucson AZ, April 26, 2007

   St. Olaf College, May 4, 2007

   Rally For Reason, Petersburg, KY, May 28, 2007

   Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 30, 2007

   Caltech, June 2, 2007

   IdeaCity, Toronto, June 19, 2007

   Ideas Festival, Aspen CO July 2-5, 2008

   UCLA, July 29, 2007

   Center for Inquiry, Cleveland Aug 1, 2007

   Concordia University, Oct 18, 2007

   Genoa Science Festival, Nov 2, 2007

   Arizona State University Beyond Center, Nov 8, 2007

   Smithsonian Institution, Jan 17, 2008

   IIT, Kharagpur, India, Feb 1, 2008

   University of Arkansas Centennial Lecture, Feb 7, 2008

   American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC Feb 11, 2008

   Michigan State University Distinguished Lecture, April 10, 2008

   Trieste Science Festival, April 20, 2008

   University of Zurich, May 19, 2008

   U.C. Davis, June 3, 2008

   Great Lakes Science Center, June 4, 2008

    Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland OH July 26, 2008

    City Club, Cleveland OH Aug 13, 2008

    Sea of Faith, Melbourne Australia Sept 20, 2008

    Templeton Lecture, Sydney Australia Sept 23, 2008

    Creative Nonfiction, Pittsburgh, PA Oct 3, 2008

    Beyond Belief, La Jolla CA Oct 4, 2008

    Center for Inquiry, Portland OR Oct 15, 2008

    Canadian Undergraduate Physics, Toronto Canada Oct 19, 2008

    Science and Public Policy, Minneapolis MN Oct 21, 2008

    Hampshire College, Amherst MA Oct 23, 2008

    New York State Teachers Convention, Albany, NY Nov 3, 2008

    La Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico Nov 6, 2008

    Fort Worth Texas, Nov 7, 2008

 UNESCO Inaugural meeting, International Year of Astronomy, Astonomy anD Culture, Paris,France, Jan 19, 2009

   Darwinfest Minisymposium, Revolutionary Ideas, ASU, Tempe,AZ, Feb 12. 2009

   Purdue University, Feb 16 2009

   Middlebury College April 2009

   New School, NY April 2009

   University of Zurich, June 2009

   World Science Festival, June 2009

   Moonfest, NASA Ames, July 2009

   Division of Particles and Fields Annual Meeting, Detroit July 2009

   Australian National Science Week, National Lecturer, Aug 2009

   Face2Face Interview, Oct 2009

   Perimeter Institute, Quarks to the Cosmos Oct 2009

   CFI National Cruise, Nov 2009

   Scientific American Cruise, Dec 2009

   Todd Lecture, Butler University, Feb 2010

   Woods Lecture, Norwich University, Feb 2010

   Beattie Lecture, McGill University, Mar 2010

   Dunedin, New Zealand Mar 2010

  University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ Mar 2010

  Stockholm, April 2010

 World Science Festival, May 2010

 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, July 2010

  Australian National University, Sept 2010

  Smith Lecture, Davidson College, Oct 2010

  University of Alberta and Telos Science Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Sept 2010

  30th Anniversary Secular Humanism National Conference, Los Angeles, Oct 2010

  National Association of Montessori Teachers Keynote Address, Baltimore, Oct 2010

  Southern Oregon University, Oct 2010

University of Maryland, A Matter of Origins Nov 2010

Arizona State University, Great Debate Nov 2010

Light in Winter Festival, Ithaca Jan 2011

World Economic Forum, Davos Jan 2011

Arizona State University, Great Debate Feb 2011

Australia National University Feb 2011

North Carolina State University, March 2011

Chicago Public Library, April 2011

American Atheists National Convention, April 2011

California Institute of Technology, April 2011

American Physical Society, May 2011

Center for Inquiry Cruise, May 2011

Australian National University, June 2011

Curtin University, June 2011



   (d) Major Television Productions:

   Dark Matter in the Universe, BBC Antenna 1989

   Escape from Earth, Discovery 1995

   The Science of Star Trek, BBC and Discovery, 1995

   Aliens, Are We Alone, Discovery 1995

   Mysteries of the Universe, NOVA 1998

   Universe 2001, Discovery and The Learning Channel 1999

   Voyage to Mars, The Learning Channel 1999

   The Final Frontier, BBC 2000-2001

    Discovering the Universe,  NHK 2001

    How William Shatner Changed the World, Discovery, Mentorn Productions,  2005

    Black Holes, Horizon, BBC, 2005

    National Geographic “Naked Science:, Space Travel 2005

    Discovery Cannel: “The Science of Star Gate”. 2005

    The Physics of Space Travel, “Starman” , Pioneer Productions, 2005

    National Geographic, ‘Naked Science’, Origin of Structure, 2006

    The History Channel, The Big Bang, 2006

    Science Channel, The Hawking Paradox, 2006

    The History Channel, Modern Marvels Star Trek Tech  (Hosted by me), 2007

    The History Channel, Beyond the Big Bang, 2007

    National Geographic, ‘Naked Science’,  The Big Bang, 2008

    PBS, “400 Years of the Telescope”, 2008

    Naked Science, How to Kill a Planet 2009

     Discovery, How to Engineer a Star, 2009

   Discovery, The Big Bang, 2009

   National Geographic, Black Holes, 2009

   BBC, Black Holes, 2009

  Discovery, How to Engineer Galaxies, 2010

  Discovery, How to Engineer Supernovae, 2010

  Catalyst, Australian Broadcasting System, Sept and Oct 2010

  National Geographic, Parallel Universes, 2010


  (e) Music

Cosmic Reflections, Libretto for Narrated Symphony, World Premiere, Kennedy Center   Nov 2009



  (f) Radio and Television Commentary:

     The Real Price of Creationism, Feb 12, 2004, Marketplace Commentary

     Ideology Spending, March 24, 2004, Marketplace Commentary

     Visa Battles, May 25, 2004, Marketplace Commentary

Another Space Race, July 29, 2004, Marketplace Commentary

Scientists Express Concern Over White House Policies Tavis Smiley Show, Oct 26, 2004

Debate Over Intelligent Design Newshour with Jim Lehrer August 5, 2005

Evolution and the Catholic Church Talk of the Nation Science Friday, Aug 12, 2005

Theoretical Science Made Practical Marketplace Commentary: August 29, 2005

Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions Talk of the Nation Science Friday Oct 21, 2005

Facing Reality: Public Policy, Science Education, and the Emperor’s New Clothes, CSPAN presentation of Keynote address at American Enterprise Institute, Oct 21, 2005

The Media Report: Bogus History and Pseudoscience Nov 11, 2005Australian Radio National Interview with Stephen Crittendon,

NPR’s All Things Considered Commentary: In Favor of Barring ID from the Science Classroom, Dec 20, 2005

In the Eye of the Beholder Marketplace Commentary January 30, 2007

University Presidents, Take Notes, Marketplace Commentary, April 30, 2007

Putting Lies and Fraud on Exhibit, Marketplace Commentary, May 25, 2007

The  OReilly Factor, Fox Television, debate on Creation Museum, May 28, 2007

Scientific Illiteracy,CSPAN, telecast of speech at American Enterprise Inst, Feb 11, 2008

Daily Planet, Jan 20, 2009, interview in Paris following election of Barack Obama

Physics and the Universe, Radio New Zealand, interview on issues ranging from the future of the Universe to the Large Hadron Collider.

Big Questions in Cosmology Talk of the Nation Science Friday Apr 3, 2009

     Discovery Channel Daily Planet Interview, May 2009, Science of Star Trek

     A One-Way Trip to Mars? Talk of the Nation Science Friday Sept 11, 2009

     Exploring Space, TVO Ontario, Agenda Program, Oct 20, 2009

Adjusting the Doomsday Clock Talk of the Nation Science Friday Jan 15, 2010

The Oil Spill and the Limits of Science Talk of the Nation Science Friday Jun 4, 2010

The Physics of Star Trek The Brent Holland Show Jul 7, 2010

Science and Morality Talk of the Nation Science Friday Nov 5, 2010

Richard Feynman is The “Quanum Man” Talk of the Nation Science Friday March 25, 2011

Connecting Science and Art Talk of the Nation Science Friday April 8, 2011

In a Flash of Gamma-Rays a Star is Gone Talk of the Nation Science Friday June 17, 2011


Major Research Areas and Activities:


    Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, including studies of the early universe, neutrino astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, quantum field theory and gravity, black holes, stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis, eschatology.


    Science and Society/Public Policy:  Science Education, Science Writing, Public School Science Curricula, Science and Religion, Scientific Integrity in Government, Missile Defense, Nuclear Proliferation, Science and Pseudoscience


Related Professional Activities


   1. Arms Control and Disarmament and Science and Society, Organizational Activities-  I was an organizer and lecturer for the Union of Concerned Scientists Convocation against Nuclear War in 1981, and Regional Co-ordinator for the International Physicists Petition for a Nuclear Freeze. In 1987-88 I was a regional co-ordinator for the FAS Congressional Exchange Program, and more recently been active writing and lecturing on issues associated with National Missile Defense.  I served on the American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs for two years and served on a presidential candidacy Policy Planning Team.   In February 2004, I was among a group of 62 prominent scientists that wrote a public statement regarding Scientific Integrity in Washington.  I am on the Board of Scientists and Engineers for America, and the Board of Ohio Citizens for Science, and am Chair of the American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society, Chair of the Physics Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and on the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  In 2007 I participated in a trans-atlantic press event unveiling the new Doomsday Clock, and associated with that I have been writing extensively on issues related to nuclear defense and nuclear proliferation, and the dangers associated with a new nuclear arms race. In 2009 I was named Co-Chair of the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors and began embarking on a new set of activities designed to reduce the threat of nuclear war.


   2. Science Education- I have maintained a strong interest in science education at all levels, and had extensive teaching experience-from a university level to lectures for the general public. While still a student I worked with the Ontario Science Center, giving public demonstrations, and training staff there.  At M.I.T. I ran a live phone-in T.V. program on physics for undergraduates, and was nominated for a teaching award for instruction during a semester in which I received the highest teaching evaluation score in the undergraduate course guide.  During that time I also taught a one-semester science course in the Cambridge public school system.  At Yale, I taught courses ranging from a general physics course for non-scientists, to advanced graduate courses in particle physics, and in cosmology.  I also served for two years on the Yale Course of Study committee, where I played a major role in revising the science requirements for undergraduates. In 1991 I was named a Sigma Xi National Lecturer, and visited campuses and industries around the country for two years giving public lectures.  I also directed a 3-day seminar for the Association of Yale Alumni entitled The Legacy of Newton.  In 2006 I was named a Phi Beta Kappa National Visiting Scholar, to be lecturing to Phi Beta Kappa Chapters around the country.

     At CWRU I have sponsored and/or organized outreach programs as well as lecturing to high school and public school students and teachers throughout Northeast Ohio, including visiting schools to lecture or talk to students about science, and participated in programs such as the Young Scholars Program, Science Olympiad, and served on the Executive Committee of the Board or Trustees of the Cleveland School for the Arts, where I initiated a science committee that still exists to enrich the science program at the school.  In the physics department itself I supervised the overhauling of the undergraduate and graduate physics curricula, the establishment of new undergraduate laboratories, the creation of six new undegraduate major tracks, and one new graduate degree program, and the creation of a new public lecture series.   I also brought together a group of faculty from science and the humanities to help establish the form the new Seminar Approach to General Education curriculum at Case.

     I was involved in the preparation of a national curriculum on cosmology for high school teachers sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, and presented a series of workshops for teachers based on a teaching manual I wrote.  In 1999 I served as an outside adviser to MIT for their new program aimed at introducing writing and communication aspects across their science curriculum. I have also given presentations on teaching science at the National Teacher Training Institute, and at regional teachers meetings, and at the APS-AAPT national meeting in Columbus. I presented the opening lecture at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting in San Antonio in 1999, and a Shell Lecture at the 2001 National Association of Science Teachers Conference in St. Louis. Most recently, in March 2002, I testified in a public presentation before the Ohio Board of Education on Science Standards for High School Science Classes in Ohio.  I was an American Physical Society Centennial Lecturer in 1998.  This year I was awarded the Oersted Medal by the AAPT, its highest recognition for teaching.  I am in the process of preparing a new physics text for non-scientists, in association with Prentice-Hall.  Finally, I have been on the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Great Lakes Science Center, the Board of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Board of the new Science Fiction Experience Museum in Seattle.


3. History Research- I pursued a research interest in Canadian History for several years, including one full year doing primary research at the Public Archives of Canada, Ontario, and a variety of private collections. During that time I was granted access to a variety of restricted  materials from the files of the Attorney General of Ontario for work on the social history of the depression in Canada. Also during this period I helped edit a book on the Hutterites in Canada.


4. Popular writing, and Public Education:  The popular science book I wrote in 1989 was named an Astronomy Book of the Year by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1990) and was been translated into 4 languages.  My next book appeared in 1993, was named among the “best books of the year” by Library Journal, and was translated in 12 languages.  My next book, The Physics of Star Trek appeared simultaneously in audio tape format in 1995, and was translated into thirteen foreign languages following its success as a national bestseller in the U.S. in 1995, and the U.K. in 1996, selling over 250,000 copies in this country. My sixth book. Atom, appeared in April of 2001 and was awarded the American Institute of Physics Science Writing award.  In addition I regularly contribute to various newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs on science issues both in the U.S. and around the world.  In connection with my writing, I have given popular lectures at such places as the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and the Albert Einstein Planetarium at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, as well as appearing on numerous radio and television programs in the U.S., Canada and Europe---including three BBC documentaries, NPR Science Friday, NPR All Things Considered, Nova, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, UPN, The Learning Channel, Good Morning America, CBC As It Happens, CBC Quirks and Quarks, Canada A.M, The Nature of Things.  I have written popular articles for Scientific American,  theMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science, Yearbook of Science, the Reference Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Nature, Discover, Wired Magazine, Physics World Magazine, Wizard Magazine, and book reviews for a variety of magazines, including Science, American Scientist, Physics Today, The Sciences, New Scientist, and Natural History.  I also hosted a web site for New Scientist Magazine, in which I responded to questions from readers about physics, and I now write a monthly commentary column in Nature, Physics.   My latest book, Hiding in the Mirror, appeared in 2005, and I am under contract to complete a book for the Great Discoveries series on the Science of Richard Feynman.  I was also involved in producing and appearing in several other documentaries, recently appeared with William Shatner in a documentary on the science of Star Trek, and hosting a documentary for Modern Marvels, by the History Channel.  I am currently working on a 6 part documentary on Energy.


    5. Science, Public Policy, and Society:  I have become increasingly active, in both organizing, and speaking out on issues associated with science and society.  I regularly write on science issues for the New York Times, and besides my monthly column in Nature Physics, my opinion pieces have appeared in such newspapers the L.A. Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as magazines including New Scientist, Discover, Seed, and TV Guide.  I am a commentator for both Public Radio International, and National Public Radio, with commentaries airing on both Marketplace, and Morning Edition.  I have also appeared on national television news programs, including Nightline, Lehrer News Hour, ABC News, and Fox News.   In addition to my writing, and lecturing (I give on average 20-30 public lectures on these issues each year), I have become increasingly active in organizing on two different issues: scientific integrity in government, and the attack on science teaching in our public schools.  I helped lead the effort in Ohio during the period 2002-2006, during which we ultimately successfully fought back an effort to alter the science standards and curricula in the public schools aimed at attacking the teaching of Evolution in science classes, and have spoken in states such as Kansas and Colorado on this issue, as well as advising lawyers in Dover Pennsylvania during the trial there.  In 2005 I worked actively and successfully to get the Vatican to re-affirm their commitment that evolution was consistent with Catholic Theology.  In addition, I have worked actively to combat efforts to censor and distort the results of science in government advisory panels, public documents etc, and was one of 60 scientists who wrote a public letter to the President on this issue.  I currently am on the board of DEFCON (Defense of the Constitution) and the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  In 2006 I created the organization Help Ohio Public Education, which recruited pro-science candidates for State School Board elections.  All of our candidates were successfully elected.  In Dec 2007, I helped establish and joined the steering committee of ScienceDebate2008, a group that now represents more than 100 major organizations calling for a Presidential Debate on Science and Technology. 


   6. Science and Faith:  Associated with my activities promoting the understanding of science, and also defending science against attack, I have become increasingly active in thinking and writing about issues associated with science and spirituality.   Because of the increasing apparent popular conflict between these two distinct areas of human intellectual activity it is particularly important that an intellectually rigorous exploration of the nature of science and its possible impact upon faith be carried out.  In my own case, this has been an evolving intellectual journey.   While I initially focused on the separate natures of science and spirituality, I have responded to what I perceive as inappropriate misunderstandings of both science and faith by trying to elucidate the role that science can and cannot play in our understanding of possible purpose and design in nature and by trying to demonstrate how science must both guide faith but also how it is possible to enrich it.  At the same time I have tried to emphasize the limitations of science when it comes to spiritual understanding.  My efforts have focused on writing for a popular audience, and more recently have taken part in various academic forums on these issues, including delivering one of the 2006 Terry Centennial Lectures on Science and Faith at Yale University.    Interestingly, my own scientific work, which has focused in part on eschatological issues in the past few years, has interesting implications for our understanding of our place in the Universe in both a spatial and temporal sense, of relevance to the general questions of origin, and purpose in the universe.


   6. University Educational Leadership: In 1993, I moved to Case Western Reserve University to become Chairman of the Physics Department in order to oversee a major revitalization of the department and its facilities, and also to help in launching the new College of Arts and Sciences. During the twelve years of my Chairmanship, we completed a six million dollar renovation of the Physics research and teaching facilities, hired nine outstanding new faculty, created a new nationally recognized research group in particle astrophysics with a strong theoretical group and new experimental programs ranging from dark matter detection to high energy gamma ray astrophysics, overhauled the undergraduate and graduate curricula, increased the size of the past two sophomore classes of physics majors to 28 students (perhaps the largest set of physics majors per capita of any leading research university), built and outfitted a new set of introductory physics laboratories which now service over 600 undergraduates per year, created a new Engineering Physics major, a new Bachelor of Arts in Physics degree, a new BS in Mathematics and Physics, a new BS Physics degree with a concentration in Biophysics, and created two new prominent public lecture series. The departmental college-funded operating budget increased by $300,000, and we obtained in excess of 5 million dollars in sponsored research funds per year, and raised over $8 million in new endowments from outside donors.  According to the most recent national ranking of Ph. D. programs in Physics, the department ranked 16th in the country, up from 108th before I became Chair.

      At the College level I have been heavily involved in various College and University projects, including fundraising, planning, and curricular issues.  I have also worked intimately with the University Development Office, the Office of Alumni affairs, and the Case Alumni Association in fundraising both within Cleveland and around the world. I have taken a leadership role in visiting donors, lecturing to alumni groups, and preparing proposals for foundation support. In 1994, and again in 2006 I was elected to a three year term on the faculty Senate, dealing with University-wide issues. I have served on the Provosts advisory committee on tenure and promotion for the Business School, and also been involved on two long-term committees that have served to familiarize me with most aspects of university affairs.  First, I served on the committee overseeing a year-long self-study in 1995 associated with the successful re-accreditation of CWRU, focusing on different areas of University activity, including electronic learning, undergraduate education, research, and continuing education.  Next, in 1996-97, and again in 1997-98 I served on a Search Committee for Vice President for Research.Since this was a new position in 1996, the committee spent considerable effort exploring its possible scope and duties.  When the position again became vacant in 1997, the new committee interviewed individuals both locally and nationally to gain advice on a variety of issues, focusing on the important question of technology transfer.  As a result, I became much more aware of the challenges, and opportunities involved in this important area.  I fostered the creation of an exciting new Masters Program in Physics Entrepreneurship, which we hope will be used as a new model for graduate education in physics at a national level.  I raised 1.5 Million dollars to initiate this program, and have helped publicize it nationally.  This program has recently been extended to incorporate other science departments at CWRU.  Our first two entering classes have garnered three major business plan competition awards, and already two new companies have been created.  I also served on the University Stakeholders committee, appointed by the President to raise our profile locally and nationally. 

      Based on my interests in expanding the research profile of the University, I was asked to Chair a President’s Commission on Graduate Education and Research, which examined ways to alter the University administrative structure and fundraising priorities in order to enhance the research and graduate education at CWRU.  This commission produced a report in April of 2004, and on that basis a new Research Council has been established, of which I am a member.

I have led the creation of a new Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University, in coordination with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  This center will ultimately support the growth of the nationally ranked experimental and theoretical research program that we have built at CWRU, as well as play a leadership role in enhancing public understanding of developments in cosmology and astrophysics by (1) bringing in CERCA fellows, postdoctoral researchers who will work with faculty here, and will also interact with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Shafran Planetarium to help develop new graphical presentations of forefront developments in cosmology and astrophysics, (2) hosting senior scientists who will visit for short terms, (3) sponsoring public lectures and conferences.  The inaugural event sponsored by CERCA, and funded in part by the Kavli Foundation, was a conference on the Future of Cosmology, part of which was broadcast nationally on NPR, and which featured public lectures by Steven Weinberg and Stephen Hawking.  

            I have also played a key role in helping shape the form of the new Seminar Approach to General Education requirements, which was instituted in 2005 for all undergraduates at CWRU.   This program was under development for several years, through a pilot process, and a great deal of discussion and debate has been taking place within the faculty to determine its final form.  I led a small subcommittee of colleagues from the Humanities and Science Departments to help develop a proposal that was able to overcome an impasse in the deliberations, and which helped shape the final form of the proposal that was approved by the College of Arts and Sciences in the spring of 2004.

             During the period 2005-7, I took a variety of different roles at the University, including helping to plan for the new West Quad Research Complex for the Medical School, Chairing an external Strategic Planning committee for the Dept. of Chemistry, and Chairing the Advisory Committee on Research Computing for the VP for Information Technology Services.

            In 2008, I moved to Arizona State University to Direct the ASU Origins Project which will become a national center for research and education in issues associated with Origins, including origins of the universe, the galaxy, the solar system, human origins, origins of cognition, etc. This will also involve new undergraduate and graduate teaching paradigms and public outreach programs, the first of which was a major Origins Symposium held April 3-6, 2009, and live broadcast on the web (see  I also am co-directing a Cosmology Initiative (see .