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The Kairos of Physics: The Time of God and the Time of Science

ICE Fellows lecture by visiting scholar Emanuele Ciancio, University of Turin

Monday, September 11, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm
Wilder Hall, Room 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

In 1975, the physicist Fritjof Capra published The Tao of Physics about the relationship between modern physics and Eastern mysticism. More than 30 years later, the physicist Anton Zeilinger said: "Not even God knows in advance the result of a quantum measurement." Emanuele Ciancio wants to give a full account of this statement, showing an unsuspected concord with Christian theology. To do so, he refers to the key concept used in the New Testament to speak about time: Kairos. Time as Kairos is opposed to Chronos. He will show that the tension between these two conceptual poles may be found in many controversial issues in the long-standing debate about time in physics.

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Amy Flockton

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