It happened on FEBRUARY 1


Werner K. Heisenberg died in Monaco (Germany). He was a German theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1932 for his contribution to quantum mechanics. An author of philosophical works, his “uncertainty principle” contributed to overcoming deterministic mechanics, while at the same instigating a lively epistemological debate about the nature of the real.


The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the Texan sky during its re-entry phase. Tragically, all seven members of the crew died.

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.