Beauty inspires. It inspires humans to great feats of imagination and discovery. But can beauty help us find the truth about the world? About ourselves? Might beauty contribute to the advance of sciences or reveal the presence of God? An Oxford Physicist and a Virginia Tech philosopher debate the relationship between aesthetics, science, and human meaning.
Dr. Ard Louis, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology.
Dr. Ben Jantzen, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, where he studies inference and language in science: the contents and character of the natural world and how we come to know it.
Chesterton House is excited to host this event alongside the Bradley Study Center at Virginia Tech.