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  • Eric Woolf & Carl Fields Win 2015 Perrill Scholarship

  • Posted on April 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
  • The Origins Project has named the 2015-16 Norm Perrill Origins Project Scholarship winners, Biology PhD student Eric Woolf and Physics and Astrophysics undergraduate student Carl E. Fields. Woolf is studying the development of cancer cells and Fields' research interests include compact objects, supernovae and stellar physics. Our congratulations to them both!

  • Chomsky and Krauss Discuss Language and Politics

  • Posted on March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • On March 22nd, intellectual giant Noam Chomsky took the stage at Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium to thunderous applause from the sold-out audience. Physicist and ASU Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss joined him for the nearly three-hour discussion.

  • Adrian Liu is Postdoctoral Lectureship Prize Winner

  • Posted on March 16, 2015 - 11:00am
  • The Origins Project at Arizona State University awarded its first Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to Adrian Liu of the University of California, Berkeley. The award, the largest of its kind in the world, is in recognition of Liu’s groundbreaking early career work in exploring the astrophysics of the early universe.

  • Manfred Laubichler on Horizon TV Show

  • Posted on January 30, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Origins Project associate director Manfred Laubichler talked complex adaptive systems and ASU partnership with Santa Fe Institute on Horizon TV program.

  • Lawrence Krauss named Humanist of the Year 2015

  • Posted on December 4, 2014 - 1:00pm
  • Arizona State University professor and Origins Project Founding Director Lawrence Krauss has been named the 2015 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanists Association. The Humanist of the Year award was established in 1953 to recognize a person of national or international reputation who, through the application of humanist values, has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the human condition.

  • Associate Director Manfred Laubichler and the Anthropocene Campus

  • Posted on October 24, 2014 - 11:00am
  • Origins Project Associate Director Manfred Laubichler is participating in the Anthropocene Campus and Curriculum, an exemplary experimental teaching program that opens up new fields of knowledge and seeks to respond to the challenges of the age of man.

  • Krauss Appears on Larry King Now

  • Posted on August 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Lawrence Krauss appeared on Larry King now program with The Unbeliever's director Gus Holwerda to talk about their film and current trends in belief and skepticism in the US.

  • Inaugural Postdoctoral Prize Announced

  • Posted on August 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
  • The Origins Project at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the inaugural Origins Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship. This prize, the largest of its kind in the world, will be awarded annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from any field of study relevant to the Origins Project.

  • 2014-2015 Norm Perrill Scholarship Winners Announced

  • Posted on April 22, 2014 - 11:00am
  • The Origins Project is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Norm Perrill Origins Project Scholarship winners, English PhD student Kent Linthicum and Biology & Society honors undergraduate and concurrent Master's student, Rachel Gur-Arie.

  • Krauss Honored at Academia Film Olomouc

  • Posted on April 22, 2014 - 11:00am
  • Arizona State University professor and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss was honored at the Academia Film Olomouc, near Prague, for his contributions to public understanding of science, and for his work in increasing awareness of science in society.