Science and the Presidential Debate

What should the next president know about emerging science? We invited two top scientists to share their views! Join us Sept 24 and 26 for Dustin Tyler and Emmitt Jolly! Thurs Sept 24 6-7pm (note new time!) Dustin Tyler Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University "What the President Should Know...

Black Lives: Science and Race

“Black Lives: Science and Race" Isaiah Nengo Thursday Sept 17, 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom at https://cwru.zoom.us/j/97157515958 passcode 713170 Free and Open to the Public Dr Nengo is Director of Science and Research at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya, and Prof of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. He will address the biology of...

Predicting Covid Spread

  ISO Fellows Daniela Calvetti and Erkki Somersalo and their colleagues have developed an algorithm now being used by Cuyahoga County to predict fluctuations in number of COVID-19 cases!   https://thedaily.case.edu/mathematicians-forecast-covid-19-spread/    

Origins North Star Experience: Celebrating Food, Family, and Cultural Origins

  A Celebration of Food and Origins in their infinite diversity! Join Us for this unique "North Star" experience! How has FOOD played a role in your cultural, family, and/or personal origins? What story can a recipe tell you about your life? Can you have a mouthful of culture? A cupful of history? A...

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meter Shower 2020! Generally the brightest and most easily watched meter shower event of the year. On average 60-100 showers visible per hour at an unobstructed view from a very dark location. Peak nights:  August  11, 12, 13, 2020  but quite visible for next week or so Best times:  After 11pm and before moonrise.   (Moonrise on...

ISO statement on Black Lives Matter

ISO Statement on Black Lives Matter: The Institute for the Science of Origins joins the call for equality, freedom, and justice for all Black people. These values represent fundamental human rights and present a clear moral imperative for action.  Unjust barriers to the full inclusion of people of color exist at...

LUHD Videos

Videos from Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs Co-sponsored by the Happy Dog Bar! For upcoming talks, click: https://origins.case.edu/2020/03/26/origins-goes-online/ Apr 2: Glenn Starkman “What’s Hot in Cosmology Right Now?” https://youtu.be/QxKq-y21VsU April 18 Janet McGrath COVID-19 in Africa    March 31:  Jurgen Bosch  Coronavirus Update: How the Virus Ticks and What we are Doing to Stop...

Origins goes Online!

Origins has moved its public programs online! Join us on Zoom for... Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:30pm.   Check our FaceBook page frequently for updates on the LUHD Happy Dog talks https://www.facebook.com/iso.origins Current Schedule (subject to change, so check back frequently! Videos will be posted below) Origins Online Mar 24 Ben Monreal...

New Australopithecus anamensis skull from 3.8 million years ago

ISO Fellows Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Beverly Saylor, Professor in CWRU's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Science are the lead authors respectively on two papers appearing in the August 28, 2019 issue of the world's most prestigious science...

The Origins Major: a CWRU Exclusive!

The Big Bang… Life on other planets… The origin of life on Earth… Dark matter… The evolution of the human mind… How we ask big questions matters. So does how we answer them.  And that is changing. We need people who can think across the artificial boundaries of traditional departments and...