Upcoming Events

Science and Adventure in Antarctica
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:00am

Explore Antarctica and support the Origins Project! December 2nd through December 12th, 2015. Join Lawrence Krauss, Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University for a 10-day expedition to Antarctica aboard Silversea Expeditions beautiful Silver Explorer cruise ship. Book your berth now!

Past Events

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

Join ASU’s Lawrence Krauss and ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in welcoming an exciting performance of Haydn's THE CREATION at Gammage Auditorium.

Postdoctoral Prize winner Adrian Liu
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:30pm

Join Lawrence Krauss in welcoming Adrian Liu, winner of the inaugural Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship. Observing Our Origins in the First Galaxy will give you exciting insights into cutting-edge discoveries in cosmology.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00am

Mark your Calendar for March 19th! Support the Origins Project at ASU during Sun Devil Giving Day – possibly triple your generosity with a match from the CLAS Dean’s Investment Fund.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

OuterSurface, with Ulster University Jordanstown and Trinity College Dublin present the Origins Project Dialogues: Ireland
8pm, 23 February 2015, Ulster University & 7pm, 24 February 2015, Trinity College

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join the Origins Project for an exciting Great Debate on extinctions, from the earliest events to the future of our species
7pm, February 7, ASU Gammage

Alan Alda
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers, an intimate evening of conversation.
7pm, January 15, Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona.

Hubble image
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

June 19, 2014
Join Lawrence Krauss for a PBS Eight Google Hangout with Bob Beard as moderator.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:00am

Galapagos: Darwin's Enchanted Islands will explore one of the world's natural treasures in an extraordinary private cruise hosted by experts in human origins and the origins of the universe. Two cabins are still available.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

Visiting Assistant Professor Julia Friedman will give a provocative lecture on Gustave Courbet's Origin of the World painting
6:30 pm, April 21, University Club

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Lawrence Krauss, and other top scientists as they celebrate 5 years of intellectual stimulation and excitement.
7pm, April 5, ASU Gammage

cactus flower
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:30pm

Join Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss and a host of top scientists and scholars for a celebratory dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden
6:30pm, April 4, Desert Botanical Garden - Tickets have sold out

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

Arizona State University will host ASU's Night of the Open Door at Tempe Campus on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Join us to celebrate the sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with ASU and Arizona families.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

Join the Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for a second night of lectures on cosmic mysteries, the origins of the universe, and our future.
7:30pm, February 20, 2014, COOR 174

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Join the Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an exciting series of lectures on cosmic mysteries, the origins of the universe, and our future.
7:30pm, February 19, 2014, COOR 174

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join top scientists for a rousing discussion of whether the multiverse exists, what this might mean, and new directions in theoretical physics.
7:00pm, February 1, 2014, ASU Gammage

Ian McEwan
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 7:30pm

Join The Origins Project and the Department of English for a public literary reading and book-signing by Booker prize-winning novelist, Ian McEwan.
7:30pm, April 2, Business Administration C Wing, room 216

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:00pm

An intimate conversation on doubt and conviction within writing with Ian McEwan and Lawrence Krauss
4pm, Monday, April 1, Old Main, Basha Library

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

An evening focused on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science with the world’s most well known scientists, writers, and broadcasters.
7pm Saturday, March 30, 2013 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

A controversial evening featuring Ian McEwan, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and special guests discussing science, myth, and reality following an exclusive test screening of a new feature film.
7pm Friday, March 29, 2013 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

science friday text
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:00am

Participate in a live broadcast of NPR's Science Friday with host Ira Flatow and selected guests
11am, Friday, March 29 - KAET Studios, Downtown

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join Origins Project Distinguished Visiting Professor Sidney Altman for a conversation about new discoveries in science
5pm, Thursday, March 7 - Cottonwood 101/103, Honors Complex

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:30pm

Join Origins Distinguished Visiting Professor Sidney Altman for Complex Adaptive Systems' Distinguished Lecture in Evolutionary Medicine: Antibiotics Present and Future
Monday, March 4, 4:30pm - Biodesign Auditorium

open door
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join us for the Night of the Open Door as we explore ASU with stimulating experiments, fun games, and family activities. You can register for a drawing to win free Origins event tickets!
5pm, Saturday, March 2 - Tempe Campus

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

Are we beyond the tipping point for survivable climate change? How will our nation thrive the coming food and national security threats tied to climate change?
7pm Saturday, February 2, 2013 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

Great Debate: Origins of Deception
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join us for a night of magic and illumination as we engage with magic and answer these important questions: Why is deception such an essential part of the human condition? How can we recognize it on an individual level, and overcome it on a societal level in a modern democracy?
7pm Saturday, October 20, 2012 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

The ASU Origins Project and ASU's Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity are pleased to present: GREAT DEBATE: XENOPHOBIA, why do we fear others?

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

The ASU Origins Project and ASU's Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity are pleased to present: WAR AND PEACE IN THE WORLD OF ANTS 6PM Friday, March 30, 2012 Life Sciences A, Room 191 -- NEW DATE & LOCATION ..

Something from Nothing?
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Nima Arkani-Hamed
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, will discuss "Space-Time, Quantum Mechanics, and the Large Hadron Collider" at 7 pm, Wednesday, January 25 in Room 250 of Discovery Hall, ASU Tempe campus.

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:00pm

The ASU Origins Project is developing its slate of events for Fall 2012/Spring 2013. Preliminary discussions point to hosting a workshop in the Fall and one in the Spring and developing a number of outreach activities for K-12 students.

Origins Project Science & Culture Festival
Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:00pm

The ASU Origins Project proudly presents is 2011 Science & Culture Festival

Werner Herzog
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 3:00pm

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog will screen his new, 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams at 3 pm on April 10 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Jean Auel
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

Jean Auel, bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the remarkably successful Earth's Children series, will discuss her new book, The Land of Painted Caves

AC Grayling
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 10:30am

Noted British philosopher, AC Grayling, will discuss his new book, The Good Book: A Humanist Bible, at the Tempe Center for the Arts on April 10, 2011 at 10:30 am. Tickets are free at the door.

Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets
Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

The ASU Origins Project is proud to present a spectacular multi-media performance of Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets. The music will be performed by the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Women’s Chorus

Dan Gilfillan, Associate Professor of German Studies
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 5:30pm

Organized by Dan Gilfillan, Associate Professor of German Studies and Information Literacy at ASU, this short film series and guest lecture features two documentary films by renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog—Encounters at the End of the World and Grizzly Man

Eagle Nebula
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

For millenia, human beings have gazed up into the starry night skies and asked ‘Is there anyone out there?’ At one time humans thought there might be living beings on Mars, called Martians, which they imagined to be war-like creatures who hoped to take over our planet.

What is LIfe?
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The Great Debate continues the ASU Origins Project tradition of bringing the best minds in the world to Arizona State University to explore some of the most exciting forefront questions in science and scholarship.