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Lawrence Maxwell Krauss (born 27 May 1954; age 61) is a professor of physics and astronomy, and Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. He is also director of its Origins Project.
He's the author of ten popular books, explaining scientific principles and physics for a general public, using, in the cases of the international bestseller The Physics of Star Trek, and Beyond Star Trek, examples from the live-action Star Trek franchise as illustrative back-drops for his treatises. Other popular works, Krauss has written include the award winning Atom, and Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions from Plato to String Theory and Beyond.
Krauss also appeared in a segment of How William Shatner Changed the World.