Arizona State University

Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations

An Arizona State University physics professor, known for his work with scientific exploration and the Doomsday Clock, has been suspended from his university job following allegations of sexual misconduct, the university said in a statement Wednesday.

Professor Lawrence Krauss was put on paid leave pending a review of allegations first reported by Buzzfeed last month, the university statement said. He is also prohibited during the probe from being present on the school's Phoenix-area campus.

Kraus issued a blistering denial of the allegations after the university disclosed his suspension.

In a nine-page written statement, he said Buzzfeed "ignored...