Could There Be a Crisis in Physics?

34:21 minutes

Scientists found the Higgs Boson, but what’s next? Will we ever get a handle on dark energy? Physicist and director of the Origins Project Lawrence Krauss and Nobel laureates Frank Wilczek and Brian Schmidt discuss current cosmic challenges and the next big questions in fundamental physics.

Segment Guests

Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss is director and foundation professor at The ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  His latest book is The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far. Why Are We Here? (Atria Books, 2017).

Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek is a 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics and author of Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality (Penguin Press, 2021). He’s also the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge Massachusetts.

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt is the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics and a professor at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.