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Bill Phillips Lecture: Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science

Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2 - 2:45 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Bill Phillips, Nobel laureate
Location BC468 - View maps and directions
SponsorsBethel's Physics and Engineering Program and the Office of Academic Affairs

Event Description

Bethel community, don't miss this opportunity to hear Nobel laureate Dr. William D. Phillips discuss his perspective on science and faith:

"While popular culture often portrays the relationship between science and religion as one of conflict, many conventional scientists are also people with conventional religious faith. I, a physicist, am one example. This talk explores the relationship between my science and my faith. I compare religious and scientific knowledge: while, for me, science and religion differ in many respects, they also have common features. I discuss my belief in God as a cosmic creator who is in personal relationship with us all. I consider the doubts and questions that scientists, or any critical thinkers having religious faith, confront."

In 1997, Dr. Phillips shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. Applications include GPS and other technologies that rely on ultra-accurate atomic clocks. Dr. Phillips is also a fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion.


Contact Associate Professor of Physics Chad Hoyt at hoycha@bethel.edu.