It happened on APRIL 25

Guglielmo Marconi was born in Bologna. He was a self-taught scientist who, using some research and instruments developed by Augusto Righi and Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti, created the first wireless radiotelegraph system. In December 1901, he transmitted the first transatlantic electromagnetic signal. In 1909, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also the first president of Italy’s National Research Council. Of a militant and entrepreneurial temperament, Marconi contributed to the awareness that scientific research should move towards global development instead of simply taking place in localized laboratory experiments.


The Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329), published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science. Most of these articles were written primarily by European authors and are available here for the first time in English. They offer a unique window into the approaches and perspectives of the European community toward what has become a field of immense cultural significance throughout the world. Each article provides a very readable and comprehensive summary of what is currently being discussed in religion and science on specific topics as well as how these topics have been discussed historically.


In order to make certain documents better known in the scientific community, the Anthology and Documents section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology. It includes scientists’ essays, masterpieces on the history of science, works of philosophers and theologians, and documents from ancient, medieval, and Renaissance authors, as well as Sacred Scripture and official documents of the Catholic Church and other Christian churches.