Sunday, May 2, 2010

CFSI inaugural colloquium with ASA president Jennifer Wiseman

Knoxville's Center for Faith and Science International (CFSI) is hosting an inaugural colloquium on Friday, May 14. I am not familiar with CFSI, but I thought those in the east Tennessee vicinity might be interested in this announcement.

Science Colloquium Luncheon

The Center for Faith and Science International (CFSI) (www.cfsint.org) is pleased to announce its first Colloquium of Science luncheon, scheduled for Friday May 14th, 2010. CFSI is inviting researchers and educators from Oak Ridge National Labs, the University of Tennessee, and other East Tennessee institutions to attend these luncheons to further explore implications of recent scientific discoveries relative to faith. The Center is providing a forum for world class scientists to present findings as to how their research continues to shape their faith and worldview.

CFSI is honored that Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, an astronomer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has accepted an invitation to be our inaugural speaker for the Center’s quarterly Science Colloquium luncheon.

You are cordially invited to join us at this Science/Faith Luncheon. Please RSVP via e-mail to Rob Zimmer (rzimmer@cfsint.org) or call 865-244-3209.

DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

LOCATION: CFSI OFFICES (2095 LAKESIDE CENTRE WAY, SUITE 101 KNOX., TN 37922)

PRESENTATION TITLE: EXTRASOLAR PLANETS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE

PRESENTOR: JENNIFER WISEMAN, Ph.D. (NASA’s GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER)

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer, author and speaker. She currently heads the laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She is also directing the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT and after earning her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard in 1995, she was a Hubble Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wiseman also has an interest in National Science policy and has served as a Congressional Science Fellow on Capital Hill. She is president of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science.