Student Lunch with Stephen Barr on "Should a Catholic Scientist Care About the Liberal Arts?"

Feb 7, 2022
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Stephen M. BarrUniversity of Delaware

Open to current graduate students and faculty. Cosponsored by Calvert House. Box lunches will be served.

Join us at Gavin House, home of the Lumen Christi Institute, for a discussion with physicist Stephen Barr (President, Society of Catholic Scientists) for a conversation on what a Catholic scientist can learn from the study of philosophy, theology, and literature. Open to all students and faculty. Box lunches will be served.

Prof. Barr will also give a lecture on Feb. 7 on "Is the Universe Made for Life? Anthropic Coincidences and Multiverse Ideas"

For all events held at Gavin House, the Lumen Christi Institute follows Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance for in-person gatherings. Please see here for the city’s most up-to-date guidelines. These are guidelines subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

This event was made possible in-part through the support of ‘In Lumine: Supporting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide’ (Grant #62372) from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this course are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.


Stephen M. Barr is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware and Director of its Bartol Research Institute. He received his PhD from Princeton University and has held research positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Barr is a theoretical particle physicist whose research centers on “grand unified theories” and the cosmology of the early universe.  He has written over 150 research papers, as well as the article on “Grand Unification” for the Encyclopedia of Physics. He has lectured widely on the relation of science and religion and is the author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, A Student’s Guide to Natural Science, and Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict. Dr. Barr is the founding and current President of the Society of Catholic Scientists.