UCI Program in Religious Studies presents 'The Intersection of Science and Faith,' a talk presented by Professor Michael Dennin

Department: Religious Studies

Date and Time: January 26, 2016 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1030

Event Details

The UCI Program in Religious Studies is pleased to sponsor its first event for the Winter 2016 term:

“The Intersection of Science and Faith”

Presented by Michael Dennin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy &
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning


What is the nature of reality? For me as a physicist, this question raises others.
  • Is physical reality all that exists or is there more than physical reality?
  • If there is more than physical reality, can science say anything about it?
  • What are the implications for questions usually associated with faith?
  • Do we have free will?
  • Do miracles occur?
In this talk, I will present some of my reflections on these questions and propose potential answers from my experiences as a practicing scientist and person of faith.

Michael Dennin is professor of physics and astronomy at University of California, Irvine. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He
held a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar. Professor Dennin is well-known for popularizing science for the public. He has taught many online courses on the nature of science, including team teaching a MOOC based on the television program The Walking Dead. He has appeared on a number of television programs, including Spiderman Tech, Batman Tech, Star Wars Tech and Ancient Aliens.

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