• Origins Project Dialgoue

    Thank You for Joining Us

    Thank you for joining us for the Origins Project Dialogue: Stepping Back from the Brink - A Discussion of National Security with former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. Check back soon to access the full length video.

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  • Dark Matters Video Available

    Video Now Available

    Watch our latest video of the Origins Project Lecture: Dark Matters with Lawrence Krauss! Learn about dark matter—its history and discovery, how it is detected, and all the exciting possibilities and implications as scientists discover more about this mysterious matter.

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  • Undergraduate Research Award

    Undergraduate Research Award

    Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Research Award. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to fund joint research projects between an ASU undergraduate and an ASU faculty member, up to $10,000 per project. Apply today!

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  • Norm Perrill Scholarship

    Norm Perrill Scholarship

    We are now accepting applications for the Norman K. Perrill Origins Project Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an ASU student who demonstrates financial need, academic excellence, and shows academic rigor, and is made possible by the generosity of ASU Professor Emeritus Dr. Norm Perrill. Apply today!

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  • Origins Newsletter 2017-2018

    Origins Newsletter 2017-2018

    Check out our 2017-2018 Origins Project Newsletter, where you'll find a letter from director Lawrence Krauss, information about exciting events happening this year, award and scholarship opportunities, and more!


Welcome to The Origins Project

Founded and directed by Lawrence Krauss, the Origins Project was created to explore humankind's most fundamental questions about our origins.

To tackle these questions, we bring together a diverse collection of the world’s leading scientists, scholars, and public intellectuals to discuss, and if possible create, new research opportunities associated with forefront issues ranging from the origin of the universe to the origins of life, modern humans, consciousness, culture, complex systems and technology.

We aim to serve as a resource for the public understanding of science by creating unique opportunities for experts and the general public to engage with one another, share information, and ultimately work together to address the numerous global challenges of the 21st century.

The Origins Project 2017-2018 Newsletter is available. Check it out online to learn about our recent and upcoming events and offerings.

Upcoming Events

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Origins Portal

The Origins Education Portal allows users to explore materials presented in and inspired by our exclusive scientific workshops. Curated by leading experts, researchers and world renowned scholars who participated in our events, we will make available a growing one-of-a-kind archive of information of use for teachers, students, and the general public.

Our first installment, The Origins of Violence: An Overview, is only the beginning. We invite you to enter this interactive portal to learn and share what you discover.

Learn more about the Origins Portal

Origins Highlight Reels

Our highlight video series gives you a chance to watch the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining moments from our live events. Follow the link at the end of each highlight reel to see the full show.

Visiting Distinguished Professors

Frank Wilczek, Peter Singer & Sidney Altman

We regularly bring scholars and public intellectuals to ASU for extended periods, and are excited to welcome 2015-2016 Origins Project Distinguished Visiting Professors Peter Singer, and Nobel Laureates, Frank Wilczek and Sidney Altman.