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  • Laubichler named Origins Associate Director

  • Posted on November 16, 2011 - 10:00am
  • The ASU Origins Project is pleased to announce that Manfred Laubichler, Professor in the School of Life Sciences has been named Associate Director of the Origins Project, effective immediately.

  • Searching for the Origins of Life - And Our Future

  • Posted on November 8, 2011 - 2:00pm
  • Prof Sasselov, an astrophysicist, thinks that if life exists elsewhere - and he believes it does - it will likely be based on different building blocks than ours, and so may not even be recognizable as life.

  • Meteors, Mars, and Moon Rocks, Oh My!

  • Posted on September 4, 2011 - 9:00am
  • Seventy honors biology students from Chaparral High School studied “mystery” rocks and meteorites to explore aspects of astrobiology on a recent visit to ASU. The visit was organized by the ASU Origins Project, the NASA-supported ASU Astrobiology Program, and Chaparral High School honors biology teacher, Noel Rosenthal.

  • Life and the Cosmos, Word by Painstaking Word

  • Posted on May 11, 2011 - 9:00am
  • At the age of 21, the British physicist Stephen Hawking was found to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease. While A.L.S. is usually fatal within five years, Dr. Hawking lived on and flourished, producing some of the most important cosmological research of his time.

  • Student Club Contemplates Human Origins

  • Posted on April 30, 2011 - 11:30am
  • A new club is bringing students together to contemplate human existence, life, consciousness, culture and the universe. The Origins Project Club serves as a student component to the ASU Origins Project, which explores the beginnings of life and the universe, president and biology freshman Samantha Hauserman said.

  • Winning Essay Explains Cultural Primacy of Plumbing

  • Posted on April 20, 2011 - 2:00pm
  • Making the case that much of the advance of human society and culture would have been drastically hindered without the wonders of plumbing, Arizona State University engineering student Jessica Piper took top honors in the ASU Origins Project Science and Culture Essay Competition.

  • Letter to Alien Beamed Into Space

  • Posted on April 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
  • Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has publically said not to contact aliens. But he actually helped one Valley student get a personal message beamed up to space. Cronkite News reporter Bradford Dworak shows us a contest that's out of this world.

  • Krauss Brings Hawking, Artistic Icons to ASU

  • Posted on March 9, 2011 - 10:00am
  • Stephen Hawking, Werner Herzog, Anthony Grayling, Liz Lerman and Jean Auel will be among the celebrities and scientists at Arizona State University April 7-11 for a science and culture festival.