It happened on FEBRUARY 14

1943

The German logician David Hilbert died in Göttingen. He undertook his mathematical studies at the University of Königsberg, mathematics at that time being part of the philosophy department. He worked on the invariant theory and on extending Gordan’s theorem, in order to then take up the axiomatization of geometry and end by examining the mathematical problems of physics. In this last field, he developed a concept of an infinite dimensional space that was immediately employed in quantum mechanics. Among the many things he put forth was demonstrating the transcendence of the numbers π and e.

A Global Lab. Religion among Scientists in International Context.
A survey on the religiosity of scientists provided by the RICE University, Texas, December 2015

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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).

Anthology and Documents

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.