The talks will be livestreamed at https://catholicscientists.org/conference2021
Schedule of Talks (All times are given as US Eastern Time)
Saturday, June 5.
9:00- 10:00 AM Keynote Lecture: “Extraterrestrial Life and Catholic Theology," Christopher T. Baglow (Univ. of Notre Dame)
10:30 - 11:30 AM Lecture: “The Scientific Search for Life beyond Earth: from Mars to the Galaxy,” Jonathan I. Lunine (Cornell Univ.)
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Lecture: “The Likelihood of Extraterrestrial Life,” Karin I. Öberg (Harvard Univ.)
1:15 - 2:15 PM Lecture: “The Evolution of Humans is Inevitable; so where are the extraterrestrials?” Simon Conway Morris (Univ. of Cambridge)
2:30 - 3:00 PM Lecture: “Forming the Molecular Building-blocks of Life on Icy Cosmic Dust,” Christopher Shingledecker (Benedictine College)
3:00 - 3:30 PM Lecture: “The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: an Overview,” Timothy Dolch (Hillsdale College
4:00 - 4:30 PM Lecture: “Earthquakes, their Consequences, and the Jesuit Pioneers of Seismology,” Natasha Toghramadjian (Harvard Univ.)
4:30 - 5:30 PM St. Albert Award Lecture: "Scientific Innovation and Franciscan Spirituality in the Middle Ages," Lawrence M. Principe (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
Sunday, June 6.
10:00 - 10:30 AM Lecture: “Is Artificial Intelligence Compatible with Evolution?” Javier Sanchez-Cañizares (Univ. de Navarra)
10:45 - 11:15 AM Lecture: “Artifact, Actuality, and Apparent Persons: On Humane Living with Near-Future Social AI,” Jordan Wales (Hillsdale College)
11:30 - 12:00 Noon Lecture: “Deep Learning, Purpose, and Entropy,” Timothy Anderson (Catholic University of America)
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lecture:: “Understanding Evolution with St. Thomas Aquinas,” Sister Stephen Patrick Joly, O.P., (Lansing Catholic High School)