It happened on APRIL 14

Christiaan Huygens was born at The Hague. A mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, he was also interested in philosophy and humanistic studies. In his mechanistic conception of light and gravitation he was inspired by Descartes’ thought. He knew Blaise Pascal with whom he corresponded about mathematical problems. He grappled with problems in plane geometry, optics, wave theory, and collision. He designed microscopes and telescopes and discovered Saturn’s rings, which Galilean observations had not yet been able to decipher.


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). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

To emphasize and spread relevant documents within the scientific community, this section provides key materials concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology.


Special Issues

We offer here a selection of comments and documents on special issues in Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.