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2023 Conference of SCS (SCS2023) on June 2-4 at Seton Hall University.

June 2 at 8:00 pm - June 4 at 3:00 pm

SCS2023, the Sixth Annual Conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists

Preliminary Information:  More detailed information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Date and Venue of SCS2023

The sixth annual conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS2023) will be held on June 2-4, 2023 (Friday evening to Sunday early afternoon) on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.  The university is located on 58 green acres just 14 miles south of New York City.  For travel directions, see below.

Conference Topics

The conference theme is “Critical Issues at the Intersection of Science and Faith.”  This encompasses a wide range of fields and topics.  There will be six invited talks and six contributed talks, the latter being selected from contributed abstracts.



Special Guest Speaker:  Dr. Yoav Vaknin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Paleomagnetic Lab) will speak about the ground-breaking work of the team of physicists and archaeologists, which he spearheaded, that last year confirmed the biblical chronology of several ancient battles that had been questioned by scholars.

St. Albert Award:  The 2023 St. Albert Award will be given to Anthony Ichiro Sanda. winner of the highest prize in theoretical particle physics awarded by the American Physical Society. Prof. Sanda writes on the relation of science and faith and is a deacon at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo.

Poster Sessions



Posters can be either on a topic related in some way to science and faith or on the presenter’s own research, even if technical.  There will be two poster sessions.

Contributing Abstracts for Talks or Posters

Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted until May 26.  Abstracts should be less than 300 words and submitted as Word documents (or in some other editable form) and sent as attachments to  Submissions of abstracts for talks ended on April 7.

Registering for the Conference and Registration Fee

The Registration Page for the conference is open. The link to the Registration Page will be sent to all members and associates of SCS by email. This will be done periodically, so that new members and associates should receive such an email shortly after they join.  (If you do not receive the link, contact  Spouses are welcome to attend the conference, but should register if they intend to share the conference meals.

The Registration Fee will cover all the meals and receptions at the conference (i.e. both dinner and the Opening Reception on Friday; breakfast, lunch, the banquet and the pre-banquet cocktail hour, on Saturday; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.)  The Registration Fee be $190 for Regular Members and Associates ($290 if staying in the dorms).  $45 for student members ($145 if staying in the dorms); and $0 for Catholic clergy and members of religious orders.  For those who wish to stay in a hotel, SCS  has blocks of rooms for conference attendees at hotels that are 13 minutes from the conference at a special conference rate of $159 per night + tax. Information about these hotels will be sent along with the conference registration link in emails to members and associates of SCS.

If you are not a member or associate of SCS and would like to apply attend the conference, contact and include some information about yourself and your interest.

Travel to the Conference and Parking,

Seton Hall University is easily reached by plane, car, bus or train.  Directions for all these means can be found at  Seton Hall University is 18 minutes by car from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and 30 minutes by car from Amtrak’s Metropark Station.  It is 30 minutes by car or train from Midtown Manhattan.

A Map of the Seton Hall University Campus can be found HERE.

There will be parking on campus for attendees at the conference.


For those who do not wish to stay in dorms, there will be a block of rooms at local hotels set aside for conference attendees at a special conference rate.  Information about this will be sent to members and associates of SCS and others eligible to register for the conference.



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