Laura Mersini-Houghton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Mersini-Houghton studies the origin of the universe, dark energy and the quantum physics of black holes.

Quantum Physics Cosmology Black Holes Dark Energy Origins of the Universe

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Michael Norman

Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Distinguished Professor of Physics · UC San Diego

Michael Norman is author of over 300 research articles in the diverse areas of astrophysics, including star and galaxy formation.

High-Energy Astro Galaxy Formation Computational Astrophysics Cosmology Star Formation

Brian Keating

Astrophysicist · UC San Diego

Brian Keating is an expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB).

Religion and Science Cosmology Big Bang Astrophysics Space and Astrophysics

Jay Potter

Lecturer of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

James Bullock

Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy · UC Irvine

James Bullock studies how galaxies and their constituent dark matter halos have formed and evolved over billions of years of cosmic time.

Dark Matter Star Formation Astronomy Galaxy Dynamics Physics

Kathleen Grimes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Kathleen Grimes, PhD, is an expert on Christian ethics and their bearing on racism, white supremacy, sex, gender, and the environment.

Theology Religion Environmental Ethics Sexual Ethics Racism, White Supremacy and the Catholic Church

Robin R. Wang

Professor of Philosophy · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Chinese Philosophy Comparative Philosophy Ethics

Christopher Key Chapple

Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Sanskrit Literature Samkhya Philosophy Yoga Jainism Buddhism

Pauline Barmby

Professor · University of Western Ontario

I use big data from the world's largest telescopes to figure out galaxies.

Space and Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Science Education Astroinformatics

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD

Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology| College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, works to find a new unity and synthesis in science and religion.

Theology Neuroscience Artificial Intelligence and Becoming Culture and Religion Catholicity

Alison Coil

Professor · UC San Diego

Alison Coil specializes in observational astrophysics, galaxy evolution, observational cosmology, and large-scale structure

Observational Cosmology Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Galaxy Evolution

Brett Grainger, ThD

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Brett Grainger, ThD, researches the changing face of modern spirituality in America and how various religions view the natural world.

Religion and Nature Modern Spirituality American Religious History History of Christianity Evangelicalism

David Chuss, PhD

Professor of Physics · Villanova University

David Chuss, PhD, has worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and studies astronomical polarimetry and magnetic fields.

Astrophysical Magnetic Fields Cosmology Astronomical Polarimetry Galactic Center Star Formation

Jonas Mureika

Chair and Professor of Physics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Physics Theoretical Cosmology Particle Physics Theories of Gravitation Teaching

Bryan E. Penprase, PhD

Dean · Soka University

Professor Penprase is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science.

Quasar Absorption Line Spectroscopy Archaeoastronomy Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Astronomy

Kenneth Intriligator

Professor · UC San Diego

Ken Intriligator specializes in quantum field theory, string theory, supersymmetry, and interconnections of these theories.

Quantum Electrodynamics Supersymmetry Quantum Physics String Theory Qauntum Field Theory

Paul Sutter

Professor of Astrophysics | Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics · The Ohio State University

Astrophysics expert, specializing in the emptiest regions of the universe

Astrophysics Big Bang Theory Space Exploration Intersections of Science and Art

Heidi Jo Newberg

Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies the formation and structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies

Physics Color Selection of QSOs Supernova Phenomenology Astronomy Galaxy Photometry

Amber Stuver, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Amber Stuver, PhD, is an expert in gravitational waves.

Gravity Astrophysics Gravitational Waves Black Holes