• Videos Now Available

    We are pleased to announce the videos of our recent Origins Project Dialogue with Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss are now live. The impassioned conversation on Friday, October 16 on Ethics for the 21st Century was truly a night to remember.

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  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship Recipients

    Join us in congratulating Michael Busch, Alexi Choueiri, Aditya Dhumuntarao, Alexandra Norwood, Nitish Peela and their faculty mentors, who are receiving $10,000 research funding for their projects through the Origins Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

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  • A Friday Night Done Right

    In this latest post to the Origins Blog, ASU intern Sienna Finder reviews the most recent Origins Project Dialogue with guest Peter Singer and director Lawrence Krauss. How did this Friday night stack up to her usual Karaoke Fridays?

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  • Origins of Violence

    The Origins Portal presents this innovative archive of materials about the origins of violence. This interactive website contains an exclusive curated collection of videos, articles, and facts that are aimed to increase the public's understanding of critical issues in science, beginning with the origins of violence.

    Origins Portal

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 2015 Fall Newsletter is now available. Check it out online to learn about our recent and upcoming events and offerings.

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

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.