The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell is considered the father of modern physics. Here we will present his contributions and influence within the timeline of his life.
Fr. George Coyne, SJ: Astrophysicist, Priest, and Former Director of the Vatican Observatory

Fr. George Coyne, SJ: Astrophysicist, Priest, and Former Director of the Vatican Observatory

Fr. George Coyne, SJ, passed away February 14, 2020. As an astrophysicist, priest, and former director of the Vatican Observatory, he was a remarkable man.
Fr. Angelo Secchi: Priest and the Father of Astrophysics

Fr. Angelo Secchi: Priest and the Father of Astrophysics

Fr. Angelo Secchi, SJ a pioneer in the field of astrophysics. He wrote that 'even scientific intelligence is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.'
Vatican Observatory Launches New Website, Podcast, and Online Shop

Vatican Observatory Launches New Website, Podcast, and Online Shop

The Vatican Observatory has just launched a brand new website, podcast, and online store. Here are the links!
Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

There is a great deal of misunderstanding of the Big Bang theory. Many don't know about Fr. George Lemaitre and the state of cosmology at the time.
From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds is on TV this fall. I'm a big Cosmos fan. But of course, the show could always be better—maybe a lot better.
Alternatives to the Big Bang

Alternatives to the Big Bang

There are 4 major alternative explanations for the formation of our universe: multiverse, cyclical universe, eternally static universe, and string theory.
The Ideas Behind Black Holes

The Ideas Behind Black Holes

Things like black holes have the reputation of being something only wizards can understand. Yet the basic ideas behind black holes are straightforward.
Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

From a scientist’s point of view, what evidence might there be to support belief in God? Here we summarize the best scientific evidence for God.

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