Physicist to discuss science and the Bible at Binghamton University


Can harmony exist between the biblical and scientific accounts of creation? Noted physicist and author Gerald L. Schroeder will address the issue in a presentation titled “Genesis and the Big Bang - A discovery of Harmony Between Modern Science and Ancient Biblical Commentary” at 1 p.m. Friday, September 12, in the Anderson Center Reception Room on the Binghamton University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

With a background in both physics and biology, Schroeder has in recent years, taken on skeptics from both sides of the cosmological debate, arguing that science and the Bible are not at odds concerning the origin of the universe. He is the author of several books on the subject of science and creationism, including the best-sellers, The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth, Genesis and the Big Bang Theory: The Discovery of Harmony Between Modern Science and the Bible and The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom. His formal training in chemistry, nuclear physics and the Earth and planetary sciences provides the basis for the broad scientific perspective he brings to his books and lectures. In addition, Schroeder’s research has been reported in Time, Newsweek, Scientific American and in newspapers around the world.

Schroeder earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to laboratories at the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University and the Volcani Research Institute in Israel. Currently, Schroeder teaches at the Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.

A reception will follow the presentation. Schroeder’s lecture is made possible through the support of Philip M. Piaker, professor emeritus at Binghamton University, and sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the Judaic Studies Department, the Philosophy Department and Chabad House.

Last Updated: 9/17/13