Astronomer Will Present Lectures on Physics and Faith

March 1, 2012
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Astronomer and author Dr. Hugh Ross will present two lectures on physics and faith on Monday, March 5, on the Baylor University campus. The events are free and open to the public.

The first lecture, "Taking Copernicus Too Far," will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB). The second lecture, "Do Physics and Faith Converge?" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Room B110 of the BSB.

Ross is an internationally known speaker and president of Reasons to Believe, a ministry devoted to integrating science and faith. He is author of 11 books including "Why the Universe is the Way It is" and "Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job." He received his doctoral degree in astronomy from the University of Toronto and researched quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

The events are sponsored by the departments of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor's Student Chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

For more information, contact the department of physics at (254) 710-2511.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 27 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

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