American scientist shared his experience of space exploration

29 november, 2023

Professor Lawrence Maxwell Krauss, Founder of the Department of Earth and Space Studies at Arizona State University and Director Emeritus of the Origins Project, gave a leadership lecture at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

The world-known scientist during his visit to the university met with a member of the Board - Vice-Rector for scientific and innovative activities of Al-Farabi KazNU  Zhamilya Nurmatovna. Aitzhanova. The parties discussed important issues of cooperation in the field of science and higher education.

Prof. Krauss' leadership lecture brought together representatives of the university's management, faculty, scientists and students.

Professor Lawrence Maxwell Krauss, an outstanding physicist, specialist in astrophysics and cosmology, is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and several popular books. His most successful book, The Physics of Star Trek, was published in 1995. More than 250,000 copies of this book, which became a national bestseller, were sold in the United States.

Prof. Krauss began the lecture with a quote from the great scientist Albert Einstein: "We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

"We are currently facing a crisis in cosmology that once again forces us to consider the possibility that a non-zero cosmological constant dominates the energy density of the modern universe. The challenge to fundamental physics is dramatic. If, in their third attempt to invoke the cosmological constant, cosmologists are finally right, it will have a profound impact on our understanding of the universe and fundamental physics," the scientist said.

At the end of the lecture, the audience was able to ask questions. After receiving the answers, they thanked Lawrence Maxwell for the excellent lecture.

Press-service of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

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