• Singer & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

    Join world renowned moral philosopher Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss on October 16, 2015 for an intimate evening of candid and unscripted conversation on ethics in the 21st century.

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  • Student Exclusive

    We are pleased to offer ASU students free tickets to our upcoming Origins Dialogue with Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss on October 16, 2015, and a student-only vegan pizza reception. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets today – they are going fast!

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  • Applications and Nominations Open

    Check out opportunities now available for postdocs, researchers and faculty to apply for or nominate someone for, to help support their research and work related to origins. Don’t hesitate – deadlines are approaching!

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  • Origins Education Portal

    The new Origins Education Portal allows users to explore materials presented in and inspired by our exclusive scientific workshops in an online interactive format. Our first offering is about the origins of violence, presented to help us all understand the roots, evolution, and mitigation 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.