Institute for the science of origins

research revolution

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. related research»

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discovering.

Where did it all begin? Human life, the universe… everything. Researchers at the Institute for the Science of Origins use multidisciplinary approaches and innovative techniques to pursue these questions from every angle. And they're finding answers.

From dark matter and general relativity to mammal genetics and family trees, the interdisciplinary research sponsored by the institute includes anatomy, anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biology, cognitive science, genetics, geology and physics (among many more). The institute supports these studies by

  • connecting researchers with similar interests;
  • providing researchers with funding or help finding it;
  • pooling research resources with our partners;
  • encouraging the promotion and discussion of research findings.
The Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics

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The Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics (CERCA) supports research and educational programs that range from particle-physics to astrophysics and cosmology. Exploring the far reaches of the universe, these scientists try to tell a coherent story from the beginning of time through the present and into the far-off future.

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