The Origins Project Foundation is inaugurating an exciting slate of public events with world renowned thinkers, discussing issues of great importance for the 21st century.


Inaugural Public Event Weekend in Downtown Phoenix in 2022

Stay connected with us to learn about the exciting new events coming in 2023!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Richard Dawkins Live Onstage with Lawrence Krauss

World renowned biologist, author, and science popularizer Richard Dawkins, fresh from the release of his newest books, Flights of Fancy, and Books do Furnish a Life, enjoyed a dialogue with Lawrence Krauss onstage. Richard and Lawrence discussed the books, the state of science, and how the world and the fight for science and reason has changed since the movie, The Unbelievers, was filmed in 2012 and 2013, which followed them on various appearances promoting science and reason.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Nobel Panel: A Stellar Night of Cosmology

Join the leading scientists who have played a key role in changing our understanding of our place in the cosmos in a lively panel discussion of the major outstanding challenge, experiments, and theories that are likely to further alter our picture of the universe in the 21st century.

Our understanding of the Universe has been revolutionized over the past 25 years as stunning new observations have opened new windows on the cosmos. Panelists included Nobel Laureate Barry Barish, who helped direct and build the LIGO gravitational wave observatory. John Mather, Senior Astrophysicist NASA Goddard, Chief Scientist JWST, Nobel Prize 2006. John won the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work designing and building the COBE satellite, the first satellite to measure the detailed properties of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation from the Big Bang, which revolutionized our understanding of cosmology. Following that he spent the next 27 years designing and leading the science teams for the James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched last year to explore questions ranging from the origins of galaxies and black holes to the nature of life elsewhere in the Universe. Our other world-famous guests included gravitation theorist Kip Thorne, who shared the Nobel Prize with Barish, and Alan Guth. Alan, John, and Kip will be will be beamed into the event virtually.

Barry Barish

Nobel Laureate, Linde Professor of Physics emeritus, California Inst. of Technology

John Mather

Nobel Laureate
Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard

Lawrence M. Krauss

President, Origins Project Foundation
Foundation Professor, Retired ASU, ANU, CWRU, and Yale University

Kip Thorne

Nobel Laureate, American theoretical physicist known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.

Alan Guth

American theoretical physicist and cosmologist