Origins Project Great Debate: The Future of Artificial Intelligence - Who’s in Control? Eric Horvitz, Jaan Tallinn, Kathleen Fisher, Subbarao Kambhampati and Lawrence Krauss come together to discuss if progress in Artificial Intelligence will provide humanity with a boost of unprecedented strength or present a threat.
Materiality of a Vacuum - An Origins Project Lecture by Frank Wilczek Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek discusses ideas that suggest new possibilities for cosmology, and bring to life a profound question: What is a Universe?
Inconvenient Truths: From Love to Extinctions Curtis Marean takes the stage alongside Elizabeth Kolbert, Michael Shermer, and Lawrence Krauss to discuss aspects of skepticism, power, deceit, climate change, and the environment.
Inconvenient Truths: From Love to Extinctions On October 19, 2016 the Origins Project hosted Inconvenient Truths, as panelists uncovered truths that need to be confronted in order to address the challenges of the 21st century.
Political Bodies: Sex, Gender & Reproductive Rights Anne Fausto-Sterling, Kaipo Matsumura, Gloria Feldt, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and Lawrence Krauss discuss and debate Political Bodies during this Great Debate in September 2016.
Political Bodies: Sex, Gender & Reproductive Rights Gloria Feldt takes the stage during the Great Debate: Political Bodies on September 7, 2016 to discuss advancing women’s full legal, social, and moral equality.
DiChristina and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Trailblazing science journalist Mariette DiChristina and Lawrence Krauss sat down for an enlightening dialogue on April 22, 2016 at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
DiChristina and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina joined Lawrence Krauss on-stage to discuss how to better fuse the relationship between science and journalism in the digital age.
2016 Postdoctoral Lectureship Award Winner Aomawa Shields Dr. Aomawa Shields is presented with the Postdoctoral Lectureship Award, given to promising young scholar-scientists on the basis of their scholarly achievement, potential, and skills in science communication
2016 Postdoctoral Lectureship Award Winner Aomawa Shields In her lecture on April 5, 2016, Aomawa Shields provided an inside look into the ongoing search for another planet in the universe where life exists.
Depp and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Acclaimed actor Johnny Depp and Lawrence Krauss came together on March 12, 2016 for a discussion on Finding the Creativity in Madness.
Depp and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Johnny Depp discusses his experience and creative method as an actor who has often portrayed eccentric fictional and nonfictional characters.
Downs and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Hugh Downs and Lawrence Krauss discuss Downs' influence in the media at an Origins Project Dialogue on February 16, 2016.
Downs and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Hugh Downs looks out on the audience during an enchanting evening of discussion, reflecting on his legacy and Seventy Years of Life on TV.
Einstein's Legacy: An Origins Project Panel Lawrence Krauss, Diana K. Buchwald, Frank Wilczek, and Kip Thorne celebrated 100 years of general relativity at an Origins Project Panel on January 22, 2016.
Einstein's Legacy: An Origins Project Panel Frank Wilczek, Kip Thorne, and Lawrence Krauss sign autographs after Einstein's Legacy: An Origins Project Panel at ASU Gammage Auditorium.
Singer and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss came together for a candid and unscripted conversation on ethics for the 21st century on October 16, 2015.
Singer and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue World renowned moral philosopher Peter Singer took the stage to discuss animal liberation, dying with dignity, food, global poverty and effective altruism.
Adrian Liu Post Doc Lecture: Observing Our Origins in the First Galaxies In his lecture, Adrian Liu spoke of the technical challenges in 21 cm cosmology and gave the audience a chance to understand and anticipate ‘the next big thing’ before it becomes reality.
Adrian Liu Post Doc Lecture: Observing Our Origins in the First Galaxies Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss joins Adrian Liu to answer questions about the vastness of our universe on April 8, 2015.
Chomsky and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss join together for an intimate evening of conversation on March 22, 2015.
Chomsky and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss took the stage at Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium to thunderous applause from the sold-out audience.
Great Debate Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity Arizona State University President, Michael Crow, speaking at the Great Debate Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity on February 7, 2015.
Great Debate Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity Diane Ackerman speaking alongside Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Svante Paabo, Lawrence Krauss, Ian Tattersall and Michael Crow at Great Debate Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity.
Alda and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss engage in an unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy on January 15, 2015.
Alda and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue Screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss on-stage during the candid Origins Project Dialogue, Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers.
Great Debate Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future The crowd inside ASU Gammage helped celebrate five years of intellectual stimulation and excitement with the Origins Project.
Great Debate Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future Richard Wrangham, Sarah Mathew and Adrian Raine discuss the development of violence on April 5, 2014.
The Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence Esther Dyson and Kim Stanley Robinson share ideas on the origins of the future at ASU Gammage on April 5, 2014.
Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence Richard Dawkins, Randolph Nesse and Lawrence Krauss discuss the future of new biomedical and robotic technologies and their impact on humanity.
Origins Project 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner Steven Pinker addresses dinner guests during the 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Origins Project 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner Origins Project guests, Adrian Raine and Eric Horvitz, attend the celebratory dinner on April 4, 2014.
Origins Project 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss and a host of top scientists and scholars attended the 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner in 2014.
Great Debate Parallel Realities: Probing Fundamental Physics Brian Schmidt and David Gross join Lawrence Krauss and other leading thinkers for a discussion of the nature of the universe on February 1, 2014.
Great Debate Parallel Realities: Probing Fundamental Physics Wendy Freedman and Lawrence Krauss participate in Great Debate Parallel Realities, addressing issues on the forefront of particles physics and cosmology.
The Storytelling of Science Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks passionately during The Storytelling of Science with Brian Greene, Ira Flatow and Lawrence Krauss on March 30, 2013.
The Storytelling of Science Tracy Day joins Ira Flatow on-stage alongside an esteemed panel of intellectuals during the Storytelling of Science held at ASU Gammage.
The Unbelievers Panel Discussion and Test Screening Lawrence Krauss introduces the feature film documentary, The Unbelievers, starring Krauss and Richard Dawkins on March 29, 2013.
Science Friday Ian McEwan, Brian Greene and Lawrence Krauss with host Ira Flatow during a live taping of Science Friday at the KAET Studio.
Science Friday Cameron Diaz is among the fans in attendance during a live taping of Science Friday on March 29, 2013.
Great Debate: Climate Change, Surviving the Future Wallace Broecker takes the stage on February 2, 2013 to talk about the history and future of climate change.
Great Debate: Climate Change, Surviving the Future Jim Hansen, John Ashton, Sander van der Leeuw, Klaus Lackner, Susan Soloman and Lawrence Krauss discuss the future of the nation and the world in our changing climate.
Great Debate: Origins of Deception World renowned magician Joshua Jay kicks off the Great Debate: Origins of Deception with a magic show on October 20, 2012.
Great Debate: Origins of Deception The crowd inside ASU Gammage interacts with the exciting panel of scientists and public intellectuals at Great Debate: Origins of Deception.
Great Debate: Xenophobia, why do we fear others? Frans de Waal, Jeffrey Sachs, Steven Neuberg, Rebecca Saxe, Freeman Dyson, Charles Blow and Lawrence Krauss take the stage during the Great Debate Xenophobia.
Great Debate: Xenophobia, why do we fear others? Charles Blow of the New York Times joins the panel to discuss the biological and sociological dimensions of Xenophobia on March 31, 2012.
Something from Nothing? A Conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss discuss biology, cosmology and a host of other topics on February 4, 2012.
Something from Nothing? A Conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss Critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins joins Lawrence Krauss on-stage at ASU Gammage Auditorium.
Origins Project Science & Culture Festival Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog discusses his documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which captures in 3-D the earliest known images produced by humans.
Origins Project Science & Culture Festival As part of the Origins Project Science & Culture Fest, AC Grayling contemplates all that it means to be human, from the origins of the universe to small matters of kindness in everyday life.
Origins Project Science & Culture Festival The ASU Symphony Orchestra and Women’s Chorus perform Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets, accompanied by breath-taking images from NASA and narration by Lawrence Krauss.
Origins Project Science & Culture Festival Winners of the "Dear Aliens" contest, which encouraged communication in space, pose alongside judges Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss and Paul Davies.
Great Debate: What is Life? Paul Davies and J. Craig Venter discuss and debate some of the most profound questions in science today about life, what it is and where it began.
Great Debate: What is Life? Chris McKay of NASA takes the stage on February 21, 2011 to participate in Great Debate: What is Life?
The Great Debate: Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong? Philosopher and author Peter Singer takes the stage during The Great Debate: Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong? on November 6, 2010.
The Great Debate: Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong? Sam Harris joins a panel of renowned intellectuals gathered to discuss what impact evolutionary theory and advances in neuroscience might have on traditional concepts of morality.
Origins Symposium Richard Dawkins during the Origins Symposium which explored forefront questions at the edge of the universe, from the laws of nature to the evolution of life, humans and culture.
Origins Symposium Lawrence Krauss together with ASU President Michael Crow on-stage during the Origins Symposium in April 2009.