Lunch with Mann at TWU: Reflections on Science and Faith

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Event Details

TWU: Science, Faith, & Human Flourishing, TWU Physics Department, and the CSCA present a lunch lecture by Robert Mann (Perimeter Institute, Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo).

Jan 17

Robert Mann
"Luncheon: Measured Reflections (on Science and Faith)"

Thursday | 11:45 am - 1:15 pm | Trinity Western University | Registration Required

Join us for a special lunch* with UWaterloo physicist Robert Mann!

  • $7.50 for TWU staff, graduate students, or CSCA members (except first 25 free using a promo code, which they have to get by emailing from their TWU email address or mentioning their CSCA membership in the email)
  • $15 for others
  • deadline noon Monday, January 14


  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please email us and let us know (registrants only):
  • You can pay online, but if paying by cheque, make cheques out to “Trinity Western University”.
  • The precise location at TWU will be emailed to registrants in the days leading up to the event.

Measured Reflections (on Science and Faith)

Long ago I chose Christ as my saviour, the Christian church as my anchoring community, and science as my profession. I will discuss how I was led to these choices, why I continue to remain both a scientist and a Christian, and what blessings and challenges this hybrid life brings.

Robert B. Mann (PhD University of Toronto) is Professor of Physics at the University of Waterloo; he has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Cambridge Universities, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is an Affiliate Member of the Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing. Author of over 350 papers, he has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Teaching Excellence awards from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance and from the University of Waterloo, and a Presidential Award of merit from the University of Waterloo. He was chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo from 2001-2008 and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physicists (2009-2011) and the Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation (1996-2007). He has served on the Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation. His research interests are in black holes, cosmology, particle physics, quantum foundations, and quantum information, as well as the science/religion dialogue. His Waterloo research group looks at these questions: How would relativity influence how a quantum computer worked? Could we use a quantum probe to peek inside a black hole? Is it possible that the Big Bang could be replaced with a black hole at the beginning of time?