Update on 3rd SCS conference (June 7-9): Full Program, Schedule, Speakers, Registration Deadline

We are looking forward to an exciting conference. The theme is "What does imean to be human?" and there will be talks by experts on everything from Neanderthals to genetic engineering,  Here are the full Program and ScheduleWe have an exciting lineup of speakers. Here are brief Biographies of all the speakers. And here one can find general information about the conference.  The registration deadline is May 15.

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SCS Has Reached 1000 Members!

In the first week of April, 2019, the Society of Catholic Scientists reached 1000 members!  To celebrate, we are giving a gift to every tenth new member until SCS reaches 1,200 members. (That is, to the 1,000th, 1010th, 1020th, ... , 1,200th members.) The gift will be either a hardcover copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or the three volume paperback set of "The Faith of the Early Fathers" by William A. Jurgens. 

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Upcoming SCS-related Events (March through June)

In addition to the third annual SCS Conference, there are several upcoming events (symposia, conferences, public lectures) on science-faith topics at which SCS members will be among the speakers.  They will be in Chicago, IL, Tempe AZ, St. Paul MN, Philadelphia PA, and Washington DC.   See below for details.  

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The Society of Catholic Scientists hails IAU vote to rename a basic law of cosmology to honor Fr. Georges Lemaître, proposer of the Big Bang theory

The Society of Catholic Scientists hails the vote of the membership of the International Astronomical Union to recommend renaming the famous Hubble Law of cosmology as the Hubble-Lemaître Law to honor Fr. Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), the Catholic priest and theoretical physicist who proposed the Big Bang theory in the late 1920’s. 

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Information on Upcoming Gold Masses

Sixteen Gold Masses are scheduled for this November (or later in the academic year) in three countries. Mark your calendars! Gold Masses are celebrated for Catholic scientists, science educators at all levels, and science students (undergraduate and graduate).  It is a good way to meet other Catholics in your area who are involved with science.  See below for information about the Gold Masses that have been scheduled.

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Public Lecture about Lemaître on Oct 31 at University of Chicago

On October 31st, Jonathan Lunine of Cornell University, who is Vice President of SCS, will give a lecture at the University of Chicago about Georges Lemaître, the astrophysicist and priest who proposed the Big Bang Theory.  The lecture is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and by the University of Chicago's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  It will be held at 7 PM in Kent Hall, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637. 

 
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Distinguished Catholic Scientist Turns 100

August 29, 2018, is the one-hundredth birthday of  Clemens C.J. Roothaan, a member of the Society of Catholic Scientists, who is famous for his  work in atomic and molecular physics, including the Hartree-Fock-Roothaan equations.  A concentration camp survivor, he went on to a long and distinguished career as a professor of chemistry and physics. His great-great-great uncle was Superior General of the Jesuit order from 1829-1853.  

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Announcing Symposium on Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science

Immediately preceding the 2018 SCS Annual Conference, there will be a Symposium co-sponsored by The Thomistic Institute and the Society of Catholic Scientists. Graduate students or advanced undergraduates in the natural sciences or philosophy are encouraged to apply to attend the Symposium. The deadline is April 1.

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