Lawrence M. Krauss
Lawrence M. Krauss is Director of the Origins Project and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Department of Physics at Arizona State University. He is a theoretical physicist with wide research interests, primarily at the interface between particle physics and cosmology. Specific areas include neutrino astrophysics and cosmology, gravitational waves, general relativity, dark matter, dark energy, primordial nucleosynthesis, quantum field theory, and the physics of the very early Universe. Awards from US physics societies include, the Lilienfeld Prize from the APS, the Gemant Award from the AIP, the Oersted Medal from the AAPT, and the Public Welfare Medal from the National Science Board. More information is available at www.krauss.faculty.asu.edu.
The BICEP2 collaboration reports the detection of -mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background—a signal that might originate from gravitational waves created by inflation during the very earliest moments in the evolution of our Universe.