Georges Lemaitre was a Belgian mathematician, physicist and Catholic priest who conceived the Big Bang model for the origin of the cosmos. Historical research over the past decade has not only shown how central was Lemaitre’s role in the early 20th century search for cosmic origins, but also illuminates the unique difficulties Lemaitre faced in defending his scientific model in view of his very public profession as priest.
Join us for a conversation with Praveen Sethupathy, PhD. Dr. Sethupathy is an associate professor at the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC.
Claritas Conversations is a relaxed venue to watch films on various topics, hear professors reflect on their vocation, and discuss the implications of Christian faith for all aspects of life and learning.
Location: Goldwin Smith Hall G64 - Kaufman Auditorium
Over the past several years, a group of Christian grad students and Cornell staff (and a few undergrads) working in environment-related fields meet together periodically to talk about the intersection of their work and faith. Currently, the group reads an article on faith and science and meets to discuss. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
More than 5.8 billion of the world’s 7 billion people claim some religious affiliation and most developed or developing economies are trying to grow their scientific infrastructure. Yet media pundits and scholars alike often see science as being in conflict with religion and the primary cause of secularization. Scholars argue that religion hinders the progress and acceptance of science in the United States, Europe, and parts of Asia.