How should current cosmological theories inform a Christian understanding of how God created the world? When fundamental sciences interact with theology, Christians must determine how to be faithful both to their disciplinary craft as well as their confessional commitments. One of the most striking case studies of these challenges comes from the little-known story of Fr. George LeMaître, a Belgian priest as well as brilliant theoretical physicist who laid the groundwork for the Big Bang theory.
Join us in conversation with Professor Jonathan Lunine, chair of Cornell’s Astronomy department, as he relates his own experience researching the history of LeMaître’s work and how it provides a guide for current vexing questions that we face today.
Professor Lunine will be in person with us for this event.