Antarctica CruiseChomsky & Krausswhale bones


Join public intellectual Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss for Science, Mind, and Politics, an intimate evening of conversation.
7pm, March 22, ASU Gammage Arizona.

Join ASU’s Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and author of A Universe from Nothing, and ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for a performance of Haydn's THE CREATION at Gammage Auditorium.

Join Lawrence Krauss and Nobel Prize winning Astronomer Brian Schmidt for a 10-day cruise to Antarctica beginning on 2 December 2015.


We are excited to welcome back Origins Project Distinguished Visiting Professor Frank Wilczek. A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wilczek will be joining us at Arizona State University from his home institution of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the entire spring 2015 semester.


Laubichler photo
January 30, 2015

Origins Project associate director Manfred Laubichler talked complex adaptive systems and ASU partnership with Santa Fe Institute on Horizon TV program.

December 04, 2014

Arizona State University professor and Origins Project Founding Director Lawrence Krauss has been named the 2015 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanists Association.

October 24, 2014

Origins Project Associate Director Manfred Laubichler is participating in the Anthropocene Campus and Curriculum, an experimental teaching program that opens up new fields of knowledge and responds to the challenges of the age of man.


Flagship Courses
The Origins Project at ASU is developing a slate of flagship courses designed to guide students through an exploration of the most fundamental questions we ask as humans: Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get here?

Norm Perrill Origins Project Scholars
The Origins Project has named the 2014-15 Norm Perrill Origins Project Scholarship winners, English PhD student Kent Linthicum and Biology & Society honors undergraduate and concurrent Master's student, Rachel Gur-Arie.  Linthicum is studying the intersection of Literature, Science, and Environment in the 19th century and Gur-Arie's research interests include science policy, public perception of science, and health law.