On 31 August and 1 September 2017, the Energy Academy on the campus of the University of Groningen will be the scene of a two-day symposium on the fundamentals of life in universe. With a number of world-class speakers this symposium fully covers the subjects in purview of the Origins Center. A very limited number of places is still available. At 5 pm on 31 August we will celebrate the start of the Origins Center.