Jefferson Lab invites public to free lecture by author of "The Physics of Star Trek"

A free evening of entertainment and learning await you Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va.

Internationally known physicist and guest lecturer, Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, will guide you on a warp speed journey through the Star Trek universe, which he uses as his launching pad into the fascinating world of modern physics.

Using slides, props and video clips, as well as wit and charm, the author of The Physics of Star Trek deals with topics ranging from time travel to warp speed, from the Big Bang to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Tee lecture also features selections from his Top Ten Physics Bloopers form the Star Trek series — gleaned in part from many of the most distinguished physicist-trekkers in the world. For Trekkers and non-Trekkers alike, this charming and accessible lecture will add a whole new dimension to your view of the Star Trek universe, and the universe in which we actually live.

The lecture starts at 7 p.m. in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center, located at 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News. Seating for this event is limited. Anyone interested in attending the lecture may call 269-5117 for more information and to reserve their free tickets. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Due to the popularity of this lecture, it will also be aired live on the Newport News City Cable television station, channel 47.

Media interviews are welcome. Please call (757) 269-7689 to arrange an interview with Lawrence Krauss.


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