EVENT: Particle Physics and Religion – News

Particle physicists working at CERN and theologians will discuss the commonalities between particle physics, philosophy and religion during a panel discussion to be held at Liverpool Cathedral.

The panel includes Dr Nikos Rompotis, from the University of Liverpool Physics Department, Professor John Ellis, from Kings College London, Dr Kate Shaw, from the University of Sussex, alongside Reverend Canon Dr Mike Kirby , the University of Liverpool and the scientist Canon of Liverpool Cathedral. , Father Andrew Pinsent, Director of Research at the Ian Ramsey Center for Science and Religion, University of Oxford and Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund, Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at the Rice Social Science Research Institute.

The discussion will be moderated by renowned science writer, Dr. Michael Brooks.

The event takes place during the week when hundreds of scientists will gather to discuss the next big collider project at CERN, the Future Circular Collider (FCC). The FCC study is an international scientific collaboration of more than 130 institutes, including the University of Liverpool, and led by CERN. It is developing design options for a more capable potential particle collider to extend research currently being carried out at the Large Hadron Collider once it reaches the end of its lifespan.

This is a live in-person event at Liverpool Cathedral with Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund and Professor John Ellis connecting to the discussion via a remote video link.

21st Century Particle Physics: Discussions of Science and Faith takes place on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. GMT at Liverpool Cathedral.

To register your spot, please visit this Eventbrite page: physicsandfaith.eventbrite.co.uk

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