Science and Faith

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7pm ET

Dr. Anthony Rizzi, founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Physics, gained worldwide recognition in theoretical physics by solving an 80- year old problem in Einstein’s theory. With physics degrees from MIT and Princeton, he has been senior scientist for the California Institute of Technology at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and adjunct professor at LSU and has participated in NASA experiments. Dr. Rizzi's over 20 year career in physics is complemented by his continual study of philosophy during that period. He has been an invited speaker at Prof. Ralph McInerny’s Thomist Institute at The University of Notre Dame. Dr. Rizzi is author of The Science Before Science: A Guide to Thinking in the 21st Century which has achieved a Barnes & Noble Booksellers online sales ranking of 155. He has been interviewed on EWTN, FOCUS Worldwide Network with Archbishop Hannan, Zenit News Agency, an NPR affiliate, classic rock radio and various other television, radio and print media.

The Catholic Church And Science: Answering The Questions, Exposing The Myths
Were the Middle Ages dark for science? Did the pope say Darwin was right? From the Big Bang to Galileo, from the origins of life on Earth to the existence of life on other planets, The Catholic Church and Science clears away the fog of falsehood and misunderstanding to reveal a faith whose doctrines do not contradict the facts of science, but harmonize with them and a universe whose uncanny order and precision point not to chance assemblage by random forces, but to the purpose-built design of an intelligent creator.