It happened on JANUARY 29

1926

Abdus Salam was born in Jhangmaghiana (Pakistan). In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg, for their theoretical calculations regarding the mediating role of bosons in electroweak interaction. A Muslim, he organized conferences on science and faith. In a speech from 1992, regarding the coherence of interpretive frameworks in particle physics, he affirmed: “For the agnostic, self-consistency (if successful) may connote irrelevance of a deity. For the believer, it provides no more than an unraveling of a small part of the Lord's design; its profundity in the areas it illuminates only enhances the believer’s reverence for the beauty of the design itself.”

2015: On the International Light Year

 
2015: The Year of Light is here!, by G. Tanzella-Nitti
 
At the dawn of scientific questions on the nature of light: Selected Queries from Isaac Newton’s Opticks (1704)
 
Old and new perspectives in the theory of light: The nature of light and radiation according to L. de Broglie, Light and Matter (1937)
 
 
 
 

The Encyclopedia, 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 (ISSN: 2037-2329).

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.