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Origins Unlimited: British Isles, Norway & Iceland

Origins Unlimited: British Isles, Norway & Iceland

August 6 - 20, 2017

Glenn StarkmanGlenn Starkmann

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, CWRU; Director, ISO

Patricia PrincehousePatricia Princehouse

Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology, CWRU; Outreach Director, ISO

Explore lands of fire and ice with renowned scientists, Glenn Starkman and Patricia Princehouse, August 6 – 20, 2017 while on board the majestic Holland America Line’s Koningsdam. Join Case Western Reserve University and The Institute for the Science of Origins on an unforgettable cruise adventure roundtrip Amsterdam. Sail the fjord-carved coasts of the north Atlantic and discuss the big questions in a community of inquiring minds.

Aboard ship, get the latest thinking on the origins of the universe, and of life; evolution; particle physics; and gravitational waves. In port, sample the refinement and ruggedness of Edinburgh and the atmospheric beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit the meeting of tectonic plates, spectacular waterfalls and geothermal delights in Iceland’s countryside and chat with friendly Icelanders. Absorb Art Nouveau and medieval architecture and venture into Norway’s fjords.

Deepen your awareness of the work of the Institute for the Science of Origins at CWRU. Download the full details. Book now! 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or

Reserve your spot today.


For complete trip details, download the ISO Cruise Brochure (PDF)