Institute for the science of origins

evolving a legacy

From the expanding universe to the developing mind, from emerging life to advancing medicine, the Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the scientific source for everything evolutionary.
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The Institute for the Science of Origins needs you!

The institute's vision seeks a true partnership with the community to create a place where scientists can come together to make new discoveries and create new knowledge, to prepare the scientists of tomorrow and to educate the public about origins research.

To achieve this, we need gifts at all levels from those who share our goals.
To make a contribution now, Click here for the university's "Giving" page.
On the Giving page, please check "Designate Your Gift" and in the "Special Instructions" box simply type "Origins."

To discuss discuss larger gifts, including endowment and naming opportunities, please contact ISO Director, Glenn Starkman: 216-235-9598.

The ISO now encompasses and brings together researchers in multiple disciplines, departments and centers at both Case Western Reserve and the CMNH, and is seeding, supporting and planning research and education across a broad spectrum of origins science. The ISO is pleased to have established a partnership with ideastream, the non-profit media organization that includes Cleveland’s public television and radio stations.

With your help, we can take this to the next level.

Glenn Starkman

origins director»

Glenn Starkman is a professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. His research extends from searching for habitable planets around other stars to understanding the shape of the universe, from looking for miniature black holes in particle accelerators to extending and testing Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

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