Cosmic connections: the Universe and You

Media:  Talk   

29 June 2017

Grey Hall

Lawrence Krauss

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, director of the Origins Project and co-director of the Cosmology Initiative at Arizona State University. He is a known advocate of the public understanding of science and science education. He is also author of several bestselling books on popular science. Homepage

Tromleorkestret feat. ROSYAN

Tromleorkestret plays psychedelic barrel-organ music on a self-constructed mechanical, high tech barrel-organ. The sound from the machine is manipulated wirelessly by a pair of sound-magic-trick-gloves. The machine is controlled by Hjalte Bested Møller and Sofie Hjorth. ROSYAN is Rosanna Lorenzen's solo project. She is a composer, sound artist, cellist and performance artist. Homepage

The Orgelheimers

Quartet of jazz, surf and beat music composed of Mads Nørgaard, Michael Maretti, Jacob Koefoed and Aage Johnson. Homepage


Behind the pseudonym Vectral, Søren Lyngsø explores the interplay between electronic compositions and audio-reactive visuals with concerts leading the audience through his sensory labyrinth step by step. His stubborn soundscapes and crackling sound structures consist of electronically arranged material from everyday life heard through homemade software. Homepage

You are intimately connected to the Universe in ways you might never have imagined. Every atom in your body was once inside other stars that exploded so that you could be here today. How did the universe begin? How will it end? Why are we here in a big rock called Earth travelling through space and time?

Science & Cocktails, together with the Danish Association of Science Journalists, has the pleasure to invite you to a brilliant evening with theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss at the Grey Hall in Christiania. In an event integrated in the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists, Lawrence Krauss, the acclaimed author of A Universe from Nothing, will be telling the greatest story ever told about the universe. An evening mixed with some of the finest cocktail mixology, light installations, live art by Henrik Schutze and music performances by Tromleorkestret feat. ROSYAN on cello and their robotic, fire spitting barrel organ, as well as the funky, steamy and surf jazz by the superstars The Orgelheimers and, last but not least, a piece that will trigger specific electrical impulses in your brain with incredible 2D graphics and algorithmic electronic music by Vectral.

We may have unexpected connections to life elsewhere in the solar system, and you are also directly connected to almost every being that has ever lived on Earth. And even the most esoteric developments at the forefront of physics, from the Large Hadron Collider, to the discovery of gravitational waves impact on you in ways you might never have anticipated. In this evening, Lawrence Krauss will roam over modern discoveries in science from astronomy to particle physics, and from the remotest corners of the Universe to our own backyard.

At the end of the night you will have a new perspective of your place in the cosmos. Drink a smoky Black Hole cocktail, sink yourself into the Science & Cocktails universe and think while dancing!

And if you like this kind of stuff take a look at Lawrence Krauss’ latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told, which you will have the opportunity to buy at the event for an affordable price.

The doors open at 6.30pm for conference participants with valid credentials - a welcome drink will be served to conference participants. The doors open at 7.30pm for everyone else. Seating is limited. Most space is standing. Everyone is welcome, there is space for everyone. No credit card or mobile pay is accepted, only cash. The event is Free and held in English, no registration is necessary. Lecture starts at 8.30pm

The talk:

Acclaimed science journalist Lone Frank wrote a short article (in Danish) about Krauss’ performance at Science & Cocktails.