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Mission and Vision


The mission of the Institute for the Science of Origins is to advance and promote the scientific understanding of origins, from the big bang to new and future beginnings.


The Institute for the Science of Origins, a partnership of several Northeast Ohio research and educational institutions, led by Case Western Reserve University, will be the pre-eminent multi-disciplinary institution increasing scientific understanding of the origin and evolution of complex systems, from the creation of the universe itself to the evolution of life in all its variety, to the emergence of the many components of human culture; from the most distant past, to the present and into the future. The institute will be a leading communicator of origins science to the public nationally and internationally, and a magnet for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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