Origins: Columbia Science Commits

Columbia University's Brian Greene, Caleb Scharf, and Elena Aprile explain their research and how the Origins Institute will lead to a greater understanding of the universe around us.

Origins: Columbia Science

The Columbia University Origins Institute seeks to bring unique talents from diverse fields ranging from physics to psychology, paired with expertise in philosophy, law, and religion, to understand the universe and our place within it. Centered on three fundamental Origins themes — Origins of the Universe, Origins of Life, and Origins of Consciousness — it is positioned to study and address some of the most fundamental questions humans have asked about ourselves and our place within the cosmos.