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Marsilius Ficinus died in Careggi (near Florence, Italy). An exponent of Renaissance Neo-Platonism, he translated Plato’s works and maintained there was substantial agreement between Platonism and Christianity. He authored the apologetic work De Christiana Religione (1474).


The nuclear physicist Otto Robert Frisch was born in Vienna. In 1933, he measured the magnetic momentum of the proton, and in 1940, in collaboration with Rudolf Peierls, designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb.


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.