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Institute for the Science of Origins

Institute for the Science of Origins

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GalaxyWhere did it all begin? Human life, the universe‚Ķ everything. Researchers at the Institute for the Science of Origins use multidisciplinary approaches and innovative techniques to pursue these questions from every angle. And they’re finding answers.

From dark matter and general relativity to mammal genetics and family trees, the interdisciplinary research sponsored by the institute includes anatomy, anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biology, cognitive science, genetics, geology and physics (among many more). The institute supports these studies by

  • connecting researchers with similar interests;
  • providing researchers with funding or help finding it;
  • pooling research resources with our partners;
  • encouraging the promotion and discussion of research findings.