A pioneering center devoted to confronting the really big questions of science and philosophy.
Our research projects address such issues, and range from cosmology, through astrobiology to the ultimate fate of humanity. We tackle subjects as diverse as time travel, the colonization of Mars, multiple universes, the nature of complexity and the relationship between mathematics and nature.
- To create new and exciting ideas that push the boundaries of research a bit "beyond"
- To conduct research that transcends traditional subject categories
- To answer foundational questions in science, and explore their philosophical ramifications - what might be called "the big questions"
- To present science to the public as a key component of our culture and of significance to all humanity
In the media
Paul Davies appointed as a member to the Copernicus Space Corporation Distinguished and Visionary Strategic & Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Davies joins other renowned and highly regarded astrophysics, astrobiology, space exploration, mathematics and technology business experts to the Copernicus SSAB.
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Congratulations to Svante Paabo, the 2015 Beyond Annual Lecturer, for being awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Svante Pääbo for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins
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Beyond ASU Events
Join us for a monthly webinar series, ASK A PHYSICIST, with renowned physicists Paul Davies, Sara Walker and Maulik Parikh from the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona Stat