2017 conference event details

Friday, April 21:

Arrival and registration

8:00 PM  Reception and Poster Session I.


Saturday, April 22:

7:00  Mass: St. James Chapel, the Archbp. Quigley Center

8:00 Breakfast  A continental breakfast will be provided to participants who do not purchase their own breakfast at either the hotel or local restaurants.

8:45 AM Welcoming remarks (Prof. Stephen M. Barr, Univ. of Delaware, President of the SCS)

9:00  Keynote Lecture: "The Origin and Evolution of Universes" -- Prof. John D. Barrow (Univ.of  Cambridge)

10:00 break.

10:15 Invited Lecture: "The Origin and Evolution of Habitable Worlds" --- Prof. Karin I. Öberg (Harvard Univ.)

11:15  break

11:30  "Medieval Ideas of the Multiverse" --- Prof. J. Christopher Clemens (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

12:00  Lunch

1:15  "The Origin of Evolution: The Interplay of Order and Contingency" --- Prof. Daniel Kuebler (Franciscan University of Steubenville)

1:45 "Process Information: A Novel Communication Theory with Applications to Evolutionary Biology" --- Dr. Erick Chastain (Rutgers University)

2:15 break

2:30 Invited Lecture: "Why Only Us: the origin of human language" --  Prof. Robert Berwick (MIT)

3:30 break

3:45  "Science in the Light of the Christian View of the Human Person" --- Fr. Joachim Ostermann, O.F.M., Ph.D. (Franciscan Friars of Canada)

4:15 "The Catholic Scientist in the Secular World: What is the meaning of our vocation and how does it distinguish us?" --- Dr. Marisa March (University of Pennsylvania)

4:45  break

5:00  St. Albert Award Lecture: "To Find God in All Things: Grandeur in an Evolutionary View of Life"  -- Prof. Kenneth R. Miller (Brown University)

6:00:  Cocktails


8:00: Banquet Address:   Br. Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory


Sunday, April 23:

8:00 Conference Mass:  St James Chapel, The Archbp. Quigley Center

9:00  breakfast

10:00 Invited Lecture: "Georges Lemaitre's Contributions to Cosmology" --- Prof. Robert Scherrer (Vanderbilt University)

10;30 "Are Probabilities Essential to Inferring Design?" --- Prof. Robert C. Koons (University of Texas at Austin)

11:00 Poster Session II

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Membership Meeting

2:00  Closing remarks

2:15 Conference ends


2017 conference event details