It happened on JULY 24


Sir James Chadwick died. An English physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics for his discovery of the neutron, he was a member of the Manhattan Project in the United States, which developed the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Mario Girolamo Fracastoro died at the age of eighty. He was an astronomer, director of the Astrophysical Observatory in Catania and then in Turin. He dealt with of astrometry and measures on double stars. Animated by deep religious faith he was an active divulgative science writer and lecturer.

Einstein and Lemaître: 50° Anniversary of George's Lemaître's death (1849-1966) and 100 years of Albert Einstein's General Relativity (1916)

Einstein and Lemaître, two friends, two cosmologies..., by Dominique Lambert
When I met Albert Einstein, by George Lemaître (1957)
Relativity, theory of, by Alberto Strumia
The Pius XII - Lemaître Affair (1951-1952) on Big Bang and Creation, by G. Tanzella-Nitti
VIDEO - Atv5: Georges Lemaitre, Monseigneur Big Bang

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.