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AJUS Physics Bioethics Interest Group

Welcome to the newly established AJUS Physics Interest Group. This webpage will be expanded to contain up-to-date information about activities of the Group as well as items of shared interest. Click here for a list of the current participants. Please contact Dr. Michael Cherney at Creighton University (Omaha, USA) if you would like to join this AJUS Interest Group (mcherney@creighton.edu).


Heartland Jesuit Physics Retreat
November 8 and 9, 2013, in Wyoming, IA, USA

Faculty and staff members from Physics Departments at Jesuit universities in the mid-western region of the USA have been holding a common retreat for about 10 years. Participating institutions have included Loyola University of Chicago, Marquette University, Creighton University, Rockhurst University, and Saint Louis University. Discussion topics have ranged from General Physics instruction to Advanced Labs to what distinguishes physics departments at a Jesuit university from those at secular institutions. Our next retreat will be November 8 and 9, 2013, in Wyoming, IA. This year’s meeting will include a discussion of external funding opportunities that are appropriate to a Jesuit liberal arts institution. Anyone from a Jesuit university with an interest in this meeting should feel free to contact Dr. Michael Cherney (mcherney@creighton.edu or +1-402-280-3039).

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For books on topics at the intersection of Jesuit higher education and the natural
sciences, click here and scroll down to "Jesuit Education - Natural Sciences."



The Pontifical Academic of Sciences

The PAS is the scientific academy of the Vatican, established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI. It seeks, amonsgt others, to promote the progress of the mathematical, physical and natural sciences and the study of related epistemological problems.  The website contains, amonsgt others, links to many of its reports. Some examples of downloadable reports produced by this Pontifical Academy in the area of physics include:

I documenti vaticani
del processo di
Galileo Galilei (1611-
1741) [Documents
on the Trial of Galileo]
The Emergence of
Complexity in
Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

The Responsibibility
of Science

Predictability in
Science: Accuracy
and Limitations
The Far-Future
Universe: Eschatology
from a Cosmic
Einstein, Galileo W. Heisenberg:
The nature of the
elementary particles  


The Vatican Observatory
(With no less than 15
Jesuit physicists on aff !)


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