Public talks and media coverage of my work on the origins of the universe from the multiverse and black holes includes:
TV and Radio :
- BBC Radio 4 “Inside Science” , July 2022
- New Scientist Aug 2022
- PBS ‘Closer to Truth’ with Robert Lawrence Kuhn, 2018, How Did the Universe Begin? More here.
BBC Horizon 2011 documentary “What Happened Before the Big Bang?” ;
BBC Newsnight: with Jeremy Paxman, June 2014;
BBC Horizon 2016 documentary “Which Universe Do We Live In” ;
- BBC Horizon 2016 cid:E669B5A2-5FD3-4D11-BD8E-84FE7562FCAC/15FE22E7-D216-43A1-A54C-5FC5EE74A24E
National Geographic documentary 2014, 2010;
Discovery Science ’Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ series: Emmy nominated episode ’What Is Beyond the Edge of the Universe’, 2011;
German Radio (2009, 2010), Live Radio Interviews in: NC PR (2008 and 2012); and,
- German Radio2 1 (2007, 2010), etc.
- BBC Radio 4: Material World interview 2013, Material World BBC R4
- NPR/WUNC ‘The State of Things’ with Frank Stasio: Another Universe? (2011)
- NPR/WUNC ‘The State of Things’ with Frank Stasio: Meet Laura Mersini-Houghton
Science Magazines :
Discover 2014, and 2012;
New Scientists 2007 (cover story), 2008, 2009 (cover story), 2010, 2011, 2012;
Scientific American (2009); Cosmos 2009; BBC Focus 2010, 2011;
Bild der Wissenschaft 2006-2011 and in their ’Biography of an eminent scientist’;
- Italy and France Focus; La Repubblica; Guardian, Sunday Times UK, and,
- Recently: An Origin Story.
Books that Quote my work on the Origins of the Universe :
The Epilogue chapter of the ’The Many Worlds of H.Everett III’ by Peter Byrne (2010);
A chapter in ’Stephen Hawking’s Universe’ by Rudi Vaas in German (2010);
- ’Many Worlds in One’ by Mary-Jane Rubinstein, etc.
Some Notable Public lectures :
- Royal Institution of Great Britain, Aug 3d 2022, London
- DOCU-TECH Kosovo 2016
Exeter, U.K. June 2019 Agile Rabbit Lecture series, Agile Rabbit
- Forum, St. Thomas, February 2019, Before the Big Bang
- London Maxwell Lecture, KCL, 2009.
Many of these events, public lectures and debates with R. Penrose, J. Ellis, G. t’ Hooft, and more, which took place in the “How the Lights Gets In” festival of philosophy and science, in Hay en Wye and London, can be found here and in youtube.
Find here some select Events and Debates at the Hay on Wye ‘How The Light Gets In’ Science and Philosophy Festival:
- IAI ‘How to Find a Multiverse’: Laura Mersini-Houghton How to Find a Multiverse
- IAI ‘Big Bang Creation Myths’: Laura with Roger Penrose and Sean Carroll. Big Bang Creation Myths
- IAI ‘Do Laws of the Universe Really Exist?’: Laura with Gerard ‘t Hooft and Helen Beebee. Do Laws of the Universe Really Exist?
- IAI ‘Why Is Gravity So Elusive?’: Laura with Frank Wilczek and Erik Verlinde. Why is Gravity So Elusive?
- IAI ‘Bang Goes The Big Bang’: Laura with John Ellis and Roger Penrose. Bang Goes the Big Bang
- IAI ‘Planck and The Consciousness Puzzle’: Laura with Brian Greene, Amanda Giftner and Patricia Churchland. https://iai.tv/video/planck-and-the-consciousness-puzzle
- IAI ‘Is Nothing An Illusion?’: Laura with John Ellis and James Ladyman. https://iai.tv/video/everything-and-nothing
- IAI ‘Why The World Exists’: Laura with David Wallace and George Ellis. https://iai.tv/video/why-the-world-exists
- IAI ‘Beyond Time and Space’: Laura with Craig Callender, Paul Davies and Hilary Lawson. https://iai.tv/video/beyond-time-and-space
- IAI ‘The AI Illusion’: Laura with Kate Devlin, Martin Rees and Hilary Lawson. https://iai.tv/video/the-ai-illusion
- IAI ‘Bang Goes Another Theory of the Universe’: Laura with Pedro Ferreira and Michael Rowan-Robinson. https://iai.tv/video/bang-goes-another-theory-of-the-universe
- IAI ‘Out of Darkness’: Laura Mersini-Houghton. https://iai.tv/video/out-of-darkness
- IAI ‘The Infinite Puzzle’: Laura with Peter Cameron and Julian Barbour. https://iai.tv/video/the-infinite-puzzle
Other Interviews, Public Lectures and Book:
- Nautilus Magazine: ‘Ingenious’ Inteview
- PBS Interview 2019 Closer to The Truth
- Book: Before The Big Bang – The Origin of Our Universe and What Lies Beyond, 2022 Before The Big Bang
UNC Alumni Lecture Chicago 2014; National Science Writers Conference Raleigh 2012
- The annual ’Maxwell lecture’ for the London community, U.K., organized by KCL in 2009.