November 8, 2019

Order today with the link below!

Abstract: When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? 

November 8, 2019

Congratulations to Sara Walker for winning the NIH Challenge Award! The link below describes the award and the work Sara is doing to help solve the opioid crisis.

August 18, 2019

Pictures Paul Davies took during a recent expedition to the Pilbara region of Australia to see the oldest traces of life on earth. The wavy lines in these 3.5 billion year old rocks are fossilized microbial mats called stromatolites. Check out the gallery section to see more pictures of these anciet rocks!


August 7, 2019

Director of the Beyond Center, Paul Davies recently had the honor of returning to Newcastle University to be made an Honorary Doctor of Science.


Check out the article below for more info!

March 26, 2019

Physicist Paul Davies talks to Jim al-Khalili about the origin of life, the search for aliens and the evolution of cancer.

March 12, 2019

In February, Paul Davies had the privilege of giving a talk at Google about his latest book and how hidden webs of information are solving the mysteries of life. Check it out using the link below!

Photo Credit: Talks at Google

February 13, 2019

Click the link below and listen in at 2.42.17 to hear Paul Davies discuss his latest book, "The Demon in the Machine". 

"The book is a manifesto for how we can answer the question what does it mean to be alive?"

January 31, 2019

Do you have questions you want to ask Paul Davies about his new book, "The Demon in the Machine"? Well he will be giving talks at the Royal Institution of Science and the Life Science Centre followed by a book signing! Click the links below for more information.

January 8, 2019

E-life is particpating in this years 7th ELSI Symposium: Comparative Emergence in Tokyo, Japan. Click on the link below to view the live stream!

January 8, 2019

A shipbound student with time to kill was the first to figure out the fate of dying stars. Paul Davies explains.

Read Dr. Davies' Abacus Column by clicking the link below.

October 8, 2018

An interdisciplinary team, with direction from SESE’s Sara Walker, recently published results of their study of 67 biological networks.  In this study, the team sifted through data to better understand the root connections among the networks, measuring a number of mathematical features, simulating the networks’ behavior and looking for patterns to provide clues to what made them so special.

August 8, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

Arizona State University

Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science


August 6, 2018

Pauline Newman interviews Dany Adams at the April 2018 workshop, "Tracing the deep evolutionary roots of cancer", hosted by the Beyond Center and NIC’s Arizona Cancer Evolution Center. Dany Adams is a research professor within the department of biology at Tufts University. This interview was based off of Adams' presentation at the workshop.

July 19, 2018

Image: ABC Radio Canberra: Clarissa Thorpe

Have you ever wondered if the universe is real... or if its possible to build a time machine?

Professor Paul Davies is a keynote speaker at the ANU's Expanding World Views conference in Canberra on July 19th, 2018.

July 9, 2018

When searching for E.T., scientists tend to look for signs of life with certain similarities to life on Earth. But abiding by that narrow definition of life could be the reason we still haven't found any aliens.

July 9, 2018

NExSS has produced a comprehensive series of articles outlining the past, present and future of research on how to search for signs of life on exoplanets.

July 3, 2018

Tomorrow, "Extraterrestrial life, explained" will be released on Netflix featuring Paul Davies!

"Explained" is an enlightening series from Vox that digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop. You don't want to miss it!

June 27, 2018

On July 19th, Paul Davies will be speaking on the subject, "is the universe a fake?" at the Australian National University. This public event will include a variety of topics presented by many fantastic speakers. Check out the link below for more information!

May 30, 2018

On June 1st and 2nd, Sara Walker will be participating in two exciting events for the World Science Festival! You can find her at 'World Science U' and 'Who is out there: Why alien life may be weirder than we imagine'. Visit the link below to find out more information!

May 7, 2018

Paul Davies will be featured in the Nova Wonders episode - Are We Alone? airing on May 9th at 9pm ET/8C on PBS. Check out the link below to learn more about the upcoming episode. Be sure to tune in on May 9th!