Origins Science Scholars

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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.

During this unique program, community members engage with one another and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by open discussion.


PLEASE NOTE: The Origins Science Scholars Program is now ONLY be offered in REMOTE format. The in-person sessions have been cancelled. 

Tuesdays, September 28-November 9
6:00 p.m. – Lecture and Q&A

Remote Full Series Cost:
Members of Lifelong Learning: $25 | Nonmember: $50
Remote Price Per Lecture Cost:
Members of Lifelong Learning: $5 | Nonmember: $10
Friends of ISO and Emeritus faculty get member rate.

REGISTER FOR THE REMOTE FULL SERIES HERE


REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL LECTURES BELOW

The Elusive Nature of Dark Matter (Remote)
Tuesday, September 28
Glenn Starkman, Professor of Physics and of Astronomy, Director of the Institute for the Science of Origins, CWRU

Dark Matter and the Milky Way (Remote)
Tuesday, October 5
Nathaniel Starkman, Department of Astronomy, University of Toronto

Kenya's Rich Evidence for Human Origins: Past, Present and Future (Remote)
Tuesday, October 12
Isaiah Nengo, Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University; Associate Director, Turkana Basin Institute

Ancient Plants and Ancient People: Extraordinary Evidence from Ethnobotany (Remote)
Tuesday, October 19
Lisa Hildebrandt, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University

Climate, Tectonics and Landscape: Disentangling Influences on Human Evolution (Remote)
Tuesday, October 26
Beverly Saylor, Armington Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, CWRU

The Solar System’s Adolescent Years: How the Solar System Changed After the Planets Formed (Remote)
Tuesday, November 2
Nathan Kaib, Assistant Professor, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Oklahoma

Inferring the Properties of Planet 9 (If It Exists) (Remote)
Tuesday, November 9
Nathan Kaib, Assistant Professor, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Oklahoma