Inaugural Gold Mass and Lecture for Science and Engineering


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Jordan Hall of Science

Celebrating the vital pairing of faith and science in answering the grand challenges that affect our neighbors close to home, as well as those around the world.

The Gold Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will begin at 5:15 p.m. with Presider Rev. Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C., Assistant Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing.

Reception will follow at 6:15 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science, Atrium.

Edison Lecture will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science, Room 101. The title of the lecture is "Lemaître, Modern Cosmology, and the Question of the Compatibility of Science and Faith." During this presentation, Jonathan I. Lunine will profile Lemaître’s life, move on to briefly highlight a few of today’s Catholic scientists, and finally address the question of whether “the Believing Scientist” (to quote the title of a recent book by Stephen Barr), is a dying breed.


Jonathan I. Lunine, the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, is also is the David Baltimore Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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All events are free and open to the public.

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