Origins Science Scholars

The Origins Science Scholars Program is presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) and is held in partnership with several Northeast Ohio research and educational institutions. This unique program offers community members an opportunity to engage with leading scholars in the rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher followed by an open discussion.

PARKING: The closest parking garage is UH Visitor Parking Adelbert Road Garage (2121 Adelbert). Parking is not included in the program fees.

Friends of ISO and Emeritus faculty register at the member rate.

PLEASE NOTE IN-PERSON & REMOTE AVAILABLE: You can choose to enjoy this lecture series in-person at the locations listed below or on Zoom. All registrants will receive the Zoom link whether they choose to participate in person or remotely. 

Tuesdays, October 11 - November 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. ET

Register for the full series here or for individual lectures by clicking on the titles listed below. 

Full Series: $30 members | $65 nonmembers
Individual Lectures: $5 members | $10 nonmembers

DNA Origami (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, October 11 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Divita Mathur, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, CWRU
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium

Paleoanthropology from Africa to the Amazon: Revealing the earliest stages of anthropoid evolution (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, October 18 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Erik R. Seiffert, Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium

Integrating geological and biological data to reconstruct ancient environments of the Andes (with book signing) (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, October 25 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Darin Croft, Professor of Anatomy, School of Medicine, CWRU
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium

Quantum Steampunk: The physics of yesterday's tomorrow (with book signing) (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, November 1 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Nicole Yunger-Halpern, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland
Tinkham Veale University Center

On Quantum (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, November 8 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium

Statistical Mechanics Meets Music (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, November 15 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Jesse Berezovsky, Associate Professor, Physics, CWRU
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium

Maxwell's Demon and the Thermodynamics of Computing (In-Person & Remote)
Tuesday, November 22 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Mike Hinczewski, Associate Professor, Physics, CWRU 
Millis Hall, 2074 Adelbert Road - Schmitt Auditorium